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Patricia Anastacia Haensly Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Haensly has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the psychology industry

She presented many papers at international conferences for gifted and talented children.

    HOUSTON, TX, August 09, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Patricia Anastacia Haensly a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Dr. Haensly celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Haensly is a retired psychology professor who served for many years at the Texas Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University in College Station, Texas. She was a contributing editor at Roeper Review since 1996, and presented many papers at international conferences for gifted and talented children, notably in Hong Kong in 1987. During her retirement, Dr. Haensly co-authored with another retiree the book "A Unique Generation 70+, Living it Up in a Retirement Community." Furthermore, she has 13 grandchildren.

Born in Kronenwetter, Wisconsin to Paul Frank and Valeria Banach, Dr. Haensly initially earned a BS from Lawrence University and studied animal genetics at Iowa State University. She earned a master's degree in 1950 and married William E. Haensly in 1954, ultimately raising her children Paul, Robert, Thomas, James, John, David, Mary, and Katherine. In 1958, she was accepted in the department of veterinary pathology at Iowa State, but was advised to fill an opening in the developmental psychology department. Dr. Haensly found the subject fascinating and discovered she could apply the techniques in the department to her eight children.

In 1982, Dr. Haensly earned a PhD in educational and developmental psychology from Texas A&M. She joined the university as an assistant professor, and in 1993, she received a U.S. Department of Education Javits Grant as the principal investigator in Project Mustard Seed, a continuing education program for teachers of gifted and talented students. During Dr. Haensly's tenure at Texas A&M, she served as associate director for the Institute for the Gifted and Talented, as well as the summer preschool program Minds Alive.

From 1997 to 1999 and from 2001 to 2002, she served as an alternate U.S. delegate to the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children. From 1999 to 2001, she served as a delegate for the People to People ambassador program, and in 1998, she joined the Pacific Northwest Initiative to the People's Republic of China. Dr. Haensly has also served as an instructor with Blinn Junior College at College Station. While spearheading programs for the gifted, Dr. Haensly documented her research by joining the editorial boards of Gifted Child Quarterly, Gifted Child Today, Gifted Teachers/Teachers of Gifted Learners, and Parenting the Gifted. She has also contributed to numerous professional journals and books.

Dr. Haensly is associated with the American Association of University Women, which awarded her the 1980 Outstanding Women Award. She also worked with the National Association for Gifted Children where she chaired the conceptual foundation division, and which presented her with the 1981 John Curtis Gowan Research Award. She was also a former member of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, the Society for Research in Child Development, the Council for Exceptional Children, the Association for Childhood Education International, the American Creativity Association, the American Psychological Society, and Phi Kappa Phi.

For nurturing countless young minds over the course of her lifetime, Dr. Haensly was selected for inclusion in numerous volumes of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who of American Women, two volumes of Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, the 2000 to 2001 volume of Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and the 1995 to 1996 volume of Who's Who in the South and Southwest.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Haensly has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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