Doctor Tucker currently serves as the president of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and is the Julian C. Stanley professor of talent development at Johns Hopkins University.
He has published over 200 articles, chapters and reports. His recent books include Intelligence 101, published with Amber Esping, and Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education, published with Carolyn Callahan. His work defining and studying the excellence gap is part of a larger effort to reorient the thinking of policymakers and educators toward how to best promote success and high achievement for all children. For his education policy work, he has been ranked several times as one of the Top 100 most influential academics working in education policy.