Ellen Winner, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology Boston College Ellen Winner, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Boston College, and Senior Research Associate at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research focuses on cognition in the arts in typical and gifted children. Dr. Winner is the author of over 100 articles and four books, including Gifted Children: Myths and Realities, which has been translated into six languages and won the Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Book Award in Science. Her most recent book, Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education, co-authored with Lois Hetland, Shirley Veenema, advocates the broad value of arts learning to both policy makers and educators.