C. Matthew Fugate
Fugate is assistant professor, Educational Psychology, and Assistant Chair of Urban Education at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD). He received his doctorate in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies from Purdue University and his Masters from the University of Connecticut. Previously, Matthew worked as an elementary teacher, Gifted Coordinator, and Magnet Coordinator in the Houston Independent School District. His research interests include twice-exceptional students and students from underserved populations. Matthew has presented to audiences nationally and internationally on topics related to twice exceptionality, Total School Cluster Grouping, program development, and creativity. He is an active member of TAGT and NAGC and is the Associate Editor of Teaching for High Potential. Matthew is also the Co-Director for the UHD Call Me MISTER® Initiative, in partnership with Clemson University and the Houston Independent School District to recruit graduating high-school male students of color into the teaching profession.