Jonathan Wai, Ph.D.

It has been an honor to be recognized by the Mensa Foundation for research excellence. As a scholar, this recognition has been important for my career in studying the development of intellectual and creative talent. I believe these awards encourage and motivate researchers in the fields of intelligence and intellectual giftedness to continue on their quest to add something new to our scientific understanding of the mind's mysteries.

Jonathan Wai is a research scientist at the Duke University Talent Identification Program and writes the column "Finding the Next Einstein: Why Smart is Relative" for Psychology Today.