Meg Easom Hines


Dr. Meg Easom Hines is a Lecturer and the Coordinator of Gifted and Creative Education (GCE) Online Programs in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia. Dr. Hines has worked in the GCE Program teaching graduate courses and conducting practica/internship experiences in gifted education since 2005. Before her position at UGA, Meg was an instructor at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, teaching graduate courses for in-service and pre-service educators in the School of Education. Meg also worked as an elementary public school teacher for eight years in Atlanta, GA, Augusta, GA and Charleston, SC. Meg consults with teachers, administrators and policy makers in the local schools on creativity, curriculum design and innovative programming. Her research interests include the underachievement of creative students and how creative problem solving and critical thinking meet the needs of this special population. Meg is co-director of Project U-SPARC (University-School Partnership for Achievement, Rigor and Creativity) which aims at designing programs and services around creativity for low income and culturally diverse students. Meg is a recipient of the National Association for Gifted Children’s 2003 Doctoral Student Award and the Georgia Association for Gifted Children’s 2017 Mary Frasier Equity and Excellence Award . Currently, Meg serves as a member of NAGC’s Special Populations network and as a member of the editorial review panel for Teaching for High Potential, one of NAGC’s leading journals for practitioners.


  • underachievement of creatively gifted students
  • critical and creative thinking in underrepresented populations
  • program design in gifted education
  • teacher change in gifted education


  •  Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Gifted and Creative Education, 2003
    University of Georgia
  •  M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education, 1997
    Kennesaw State University
  •  B.A. in Elementary Education, 1995
    Furman University


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Awards and Accolades

Doctoral Student Award

National Association for the Gifted, 2003

Mary Frasier Equity & Excellence Award

Georgia Association for Gifted Children, 2017