Jonathan Wai researches and writes about the development of talent, broadly conceived, and its impact on society. His work has started international conversations, and has been covered in Science, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, CNBC, Financial Times, The Economist, Scientific American, Wired, Education Week, and newspapers all over the world. In addition to academic publications, his public writing has appeared in Psychology Today, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Education Week, and many others. He is a contributing writer to Psychology Today, Business Insider, Quartz, and others, where his ideas have reached millions of people. His work has won multiple international Mensa Awards For Research Excellence and he has been profiled in Rotman Magazine. He has served on the board of directors of the MATHCOUNTS foundation.


  • –present
    Research Scientist, Duke University