Linda Brody directs the Study of Exceptional Talent (SET) at the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at the Johns Hopkins University. 


An outgrowth of the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY), SET provides academic counseling to students who score exceptionally high on the SAT before the age of 13 and follows their progress over time. SET also publishes the award-winning magazine, Imagine, which offers opportunities and resources to challenge students with exceptional abilities and includes many articles written by students. 

In addition, Linda co-founded and directs CTY’s Diagnostic and Counseling Center, which specializes in diagnosing and serving twice-exceptional students, i.e., students with strong academic abilities who also exhibit challenges due to having specific learning disabilities, ADHD, and/or being on the autism spectrum. 

Linda’s publications and research have focused on the talent search model of identification, highly gifted students, and mathematically talented females. 

Ed.D, Johns Hopkins University