Episode 4: When Intelligence and Violence Collide
Mind Matters examines recent mass shootings perpetrated by gifted or highly intelligent individuals. Noted author and expert Dr. James Delisle helps us dig deeper into the backgrounds and motivations of the perpetrators of Newtown, Orlando, Columbine, and other notable mass shootings, and we discuss the inspiring activism of the kids of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. Be aware, some of the content may be disturbing to younger ears.
About the guest - James Delisle, PhD, was a professor of education at Kent State University (Ohio) for 25 years and was selected by faculty and students there as a "Distinguished Professor", the University's most prestigious teaching award.
Jim has worked on behalf of gifted children and teens for nearly four decades. The author of hundreds of articles and 17 books that have been published in multiple languages, he continues to consult with schools worldwide in an effort to increase awareness of the needs of gifted children and adults. For the past six years, Jim has worked part time with highly gifted 9th and 10th graders at the Scholars' Academy in Conway, South Carolina.
Special thanks: CNN, NBC News, ABC News, The New York Times, CBS News, KARE TV