Dr. Julia Nyberg began her career in higher education at the University of Southern California in the Rossier School of Education. Now she is a Purdue University Global Professor in the Department of Education. 



At Purdue University Global, Dr. Nyberg serves as a member of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Innovation Committee. She has served as the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Action Committee for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She has also served as a member of the Purdue University Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and has served on the Faculty Senate. 



Dr. Nyberg is a board member for the California Association for the Gifted and the National Black Student Achievement Association. Dr. Nyberg also serves on the Diversity and Equity Committee for the National Association for Gifted Children. 



Dr. Nyberg has won numerous teaching, research, and service honors, including the Outstanding Faculty, Champion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Curriculum Revision awards. Dr. Nyberg’s research has been published and she frequently speaks at conferences and provides demonstration lessons for school districts related to her expertise in curriculum design and differentiated instruction, gifted and talented students, and curriculum strategies to value, integrate, and culturally sustain populations who have been marginalized in education. 



At Purdue University Global, Dr. Nyberg teaches various graduate courses in the Department of Education, with a special emphasis on differentiated access for diverse students and curriculum design. She collaborates on many projects associated with the programs in the field of Education, including curriculum design, applied research, and program analysis.


  • Purdue University Global Distinction Award: Accomplished Learners for the Student Persistence Plus Project (2022)
  • Purdue University Global Distinction Award: Organizational Builders for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Curriculum Guide (2022)
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Champion of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award (2021)
  • Champion for Change Award, Program Evaluation Committee (2020)
  • Outstanding Team Award (2019)
  • Outstanding Faculty (2018)
  • Curricular Revision Award (2017)
  • Outstanding New Faculty (2015) 



  • Master of Arts in Teaching


  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Science in Education
  • Master of Science in Higher Education
  • Master of Science in Educational Psychology
  • Master of Science in Instructional Technology



  • Guided Practice


  • Research on Effective Teaching
  • Research Methods for Education and Instructional Technology
  • Secondary Assessment
  • Child Development
  • Curriculum Design 
  • Curriculum Design for Higher Education
  • Perspectives on Diversity
  • Multiculturalism and Diversity in Higher Education
  • History and Philosophy of Education
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Educational Contexts



  • Nyberg, J. & Manzone, J. (2021). Creating equitable services for the gifted: Protocols for identification, implementation, and evaluation: IGI Global Publishing. 


  • Nyberg, J. & Manzone, J. (2022). The Home and Community Connections Model: Shifting the power from teacher differentiation to learner personalization. In Handbook of Research on Challenging Deficit Thinking for Exceptional Educational Improvement (pp 426-455): IGI Global. 
  • Manzone, J. & Nyberg, J. (2022). Constructing culturally-authentic differentiated access points using the content imperatives. In Creating Equitable Services for the Gifted: Protocols for Identification, Implementation, and Evaluation (pp 171-188): IGI Global. 
  • Manzone, J. & Nyberg, J. (2021). Instruction expanded: Culturally-mediated talent development and inclusive access. In Building Integrated Collaborative Relationships for Inclusive Learning Settings (pp. 240-265): IGI Global. 
  • Manzone, J. & Nyberg, J. (2021). Instruction-expanded virtual education model: Shaping cognitive enrichment, engagement, and access. In Strategies for Student Support During a Global Crisis (pp. 48-70): IGI Global.