Grover C. Young is an experienced teacher, school administrator, and coordinator of gifted programming and staff development. He has worked with schools and businesses in the areas of creative productive thinking, talent identification and development, and performance-based learning and assessment. Young has also been actively involved in research and writing on the characteristics of creativity and on talent development among youth orchestra members. He has also worked closely with schools and school districts in planning, implementing, and evaluating talent development programming. Young is a coauthor of Building Creative Excellence, Thinking With Standards, The CPS Kit, and Enhancing and Expanding Gifted Programs: The Levels of Service Approach, and has authored or coauthored more than 50 articles and chapters on creativity and talent development.