Norma Hafenstein

Norma Hafenstein

  • Biographical Description

    • Norma Hafenstein, PhD, University of Denver, MS, Kansas State University, and BS, Emporia State University. In 2016, she was named the Daniel L. Ritchie Endowed Chair in Gifted Education. She is the Founder of the Ricks Center for Gifted Children. Dr. Hafenstein is active in many organizations for the gifted, presenting at local and national conferences. She is past Chair of the Early Childhood Division of the National Association for Gifted Children. Her work has been published in Roeper Review and Gifted Child Quarterly.


  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Web Sites

  • Research

  • Photos

    • Norma, Alice Collister, Keith Holmes
      Norma, Alice Collister, Keith Holmes

      This was taken at the dinner naming Norma as the Daniel L. Ritchie Endowed Chair in Gifted Education. 

    • Dr. Frank C. Worrell
      Dr. Frank C. Worrell

      Dr. Worrell speaking during the 2017 Gifted Edcuation Conference

    • Right 4 Rural
      Right 4 Rural

      Norma with Jacquelin Medina, Director, Gifted Education, Colorado Department of Education

    • eRidge
    • Ricks Center
      Ricks Center

      Ricks Center children bringing Valentines to Norma!

  • Contact Information

    • University of Denver, Morgridge College of Education 1999 E. Evans Avenue, Room 359, Denver, CO 80208

      Office: 303-871-2527 


  • Education

    • 1983-1986 University of Denver Denver, Colorado Ph.D. School Administration, Gifted and Talented Education, Speech Communication 1979-1983 Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas M.S. Special Education, Gifted and Talented, Emotionally Disturbed 1975-1979 Emporia State University Emporia, Kansas B.S. Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Piano Performance

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