William Smith Dean Lisa Kaenzig P’22, an expert on topics in pedagogy and introversion, was interviewed in an article by the Associated Press. The article, titled, “Extroverts (And Introverts, Too) Face Quarantine Challenges,” has been published in 300 news publications across the country.
“The world generally has been a place where extroverts are rewarded and introverts get a side-eye,” Kaenzig told Associated Press reporter Deepti Hajela. “All of the things that make the world harder for them as introverts, the world is better for them right now. They’re adapting much more quickly.” The article includes interviews with both introverts and extroverts, who are navigating the social challenges of isolation and quarantine due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Read the article here.
A frequent invited speaker on issues relating to gifted and introverted learners, Kaenzig’s acclaimed research on the topic, “Introversion: The often forgotten factor affecting the gifted,” is cited as one of the most influential references in the field. Kaenzig has appeared on NPR and the BBC’s podcast “The Why Factor” to discuss her research on introversion.
Kaenzig earned her Ph.D. in educational policy, planning and leadership from the College of William and Mary, her M.A. in human resource development from the George Washington University and her B.A. in political science from Rutgers University. It was while at the College of William and Mary in 1999 that she began researching introversion.