Terry W. Neu, Ph.D. has taught graduate and undergraduate classes since 1996 on both
the Fairfield and Griswold campuses. 

He taught in the Arkansas public school system at White County Central in Judsonia. He
was a secondary science and history teacher for seven years and is also certified in
special education and gifted and talented education. 

Dr. Neu currently serves as the vice President of the Association for the Education of
Gifted Underachieving Students (AEGUS). He has done extensive work with gifted students
with disabilities, modifying the classroom environment for these students as well as
developing a challenging Dually Differentiated Curriculum (DDC) to meet their unique
needs. He has consulted nationally and internationally on teaching strategies for gifted
students with disabilities, the gifted with emotional or behavioral disorders, and
differentiated instruction. He has also written several articles and chapters on these

Dr. Neu is a certified martial arts instructor with the Villaris Martial Arts Centers. On
occasion you can find him hiking, kayaking, bow hunting, or just in the woods practicing
Tai Chi. He resides in Storrs, Connecticut. 

Degrees: BS at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas; Master Degree from the University
of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas; Ph.D. from the Talent Development Program at the
University of Connecticut where his research focused on high ability students with

Research interests and grants: 

Dr. Neu has worked with several of the Jacob K. Javits educational research grants. 

Dr. Neu is involved in researching student and teacher perceptions of bullying in school
and investigating effective programs to bully-proof school age children. He is also very
involved in service learning at Sacred Heart University and leads a delegation of
undergraduate students to Tierra Blanca, El Salvador each spring. Each year the
delegation has a different project to construct from early childhood centers to community



Helping Boys Succeed in School: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers (with Rich Weinfeld), Education Faculty Publications (2007)

“Helping Boys Succeed in School” is based on Dr. Neu's years of experience working with...




Talent Development in Science: A Unique Tale of One Student's Journey (with Susan M. Baum and Carolyn R. Cooper), Education Faculty Publications (2004)

This narrative presents the educational route followed by an Intel Science and Engineering Fair (Intel...



Developing Scientific Talent in Students With Special Needs: An Alternative Model for Identification, Curriculum, and Assessment (with Carolyn R. Cooper and Susan M. Baum), Education Faculty Publications (2004)

Can students with learning and attention difficulties in school actually be talented scientists in disguise?...



Dual Differentiation: An Approach for Meeting the Curricular Needs of Gifted Students with Learning Disabilities (with Susan M. Baum and Carolyn R. Cooper), Education Faculty Publications (2001)

Gifted students who experience difficulty with reading, mathematics, spelling, handwriting, and organization frequently become frustrated...



Project High Hopes Summer Institute: Curriculum for Developing Talent in Students with Special Needs (with Marcia Gentry), Education Faculty Publications (1998)

This article examines a summer institute curriculum that was developed for and used with handicapped...



Case Studies of High-Ability Students With Learning Disabilities Who Have Achieved (with Sally M. Reis and Joan M. McGuire), Education Faculty Publications (1997)

We used qualitative methods to study 12 young people with learning disabilities who were successful...