Eric Calvert oversees Center for Talent Development's (CTD) online programs, outreach, and professional development activities for educators. Calvert brings extensive experience in developing innovative programs and services for gifted and talented students to his role at CTD. He previously served as Assistant Director for Gifted Education at the Ohio Department of Education, where he oversaw the revision of the state’s operating standards for K through 12 schools, administered university-based summer programs for gifted students, and oversaw the development of the state’s policy on academic acceleration, which has since become a national model. Calvert’s background also includes serving as Director of Youth Programs at Purdue University's Gifted Education Resource Institute. His desire to explore the potential of technology to enhance learning and thinking led him to designing and teaching graduate courses in “digital learning theory” and research methods in the Learning Design program at Bowling Green State University. Calvert has also been an advocate for global learning, serving as a consultant for the Asia Society’s International Studies Schools Network and coordinating international education initiatives for the State of Ohio for which Ohio was recognized with the Goldman Sachs Prize for Excellence in International Education. A former high school teacher, Calvert holds a BSE in secondary education from the University of Central Missouri, an MSE in educational psychology with a gifted education emphasis from Purdue University, and an EdD in leadership studies from Bowling Green State University.