Nancy B. Hertzog received her master's degree in gifted education under the tutelage of Joseph Renzulli at the University of Connecticut and her Ph.D. in special education under the direction of Merle B. Karnes at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She currently is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education and the director of University Primary School at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on curricular approaches and teaching strategies designed to differentiate instruction and challenge children with diverse abilities.
Dr. Hertzog has been the chair of the Early Childhood Division of the National Association for Gifted Children and served as cochair of the Education Commission of the National Association for Gifted Children. She has published in the Journal of Curriculum Studies, Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal for the Education of the Gifted, Roeper Review, Teaching Exceptional Children, Early Childhood Research and Practice, and Young Exceptional Children. She was the guest editor of a special issue on Early Childhood Education for Gifted Child Today.