Dr. Christine Deitz


Dr. Christine Deitz is the Associate Director for the Mahony Center for Gifted Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is a nationally recognized educator in gifted and talented education. Beyond her 30 years of public school service, Christine holds two National Board Teacher certificates in social studies and Exceptional Needs/Gifted.  A recipient of multiple NAGC awards, Dr. Deitz was recognized as Doctoral Student of the Year (2013) and received the A. Harry Passow Classroom Teacher Award in 2007. She also received NAGC’s Non-Doctoral Student of the Year in 2001 and the Curriculum Award in 2000. Christine served on several NAGC Taskforces, assisting Presidents George Betts, Jonathan Plucker, Lauri Kirsh, and Shelagh Gallagher.  Dr. Deitz is currently the immediate past president of her state’s advocacy organization, Arkansans for Gifted and Talented Education, having served as president from 2018-2000. Christine has served on the AGATE board since 2007.  Dr. Deitz currently serves as the state representative on the National Association for Gifted Children’s Board of Directors.

Dr. Deitz teaches GATE 7357 Curriculum and Instruction in Gifted Education, GATE 7363 Affective Needs of the Gifted and Talented, and GATE 7390 Practicum, and GATE 7393 Special Topics: Courses for National Board Teacher Certification.

Contact Dr. Christine Deitz at mcdeitz@ualr.edu