Taisir Subhi Yamin is a professor of gifted education, with a B.S. in Physics, an M.A. in Special Education and a PhD in Gifted Education from Lancaster University in England. He has been involved in gifted education for nearly 30 years. He has written 25 books. In addition, he has authored numerous articles, chapters, research papers and training packages for productive thinking. A focus of his work has been on the identification and development of creativity and giftedness. He is a former President of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC), former editor-in-chief of Gifted and Talented International, General Director of the International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE) in Germany, and research fellow at Université Paris Descartes. He founded, with Ken McCluskey, the International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity (IJTDC). ICIE publishes the IJTDC in partnership with American and European universities. Past honours include the British Council Scholarship; Fulbright; and the Harry Passow Award for Leadership in Education. In 2018, he joined the Faculty of Education-University of Winnipeg, Canada as a visiting professor. He is responsible for international projects.