Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, Ph.D.
Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, Ph.D., is Director of the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students (C-MITES). She conducts the annual Elementary Student Talent Search throughout Pennsylvania, and she oversees the C-MITES summer program, Weekend Workshops, and other activities for academically talented kindergarten through seventh-grade children. She also directs a professional development program for teachers of gifted students at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests include identifying mathematically talented students who are younger than age 12 and studying their characteristics and academic needs. She is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences, consults with families and school personnel on programming for academically talented youth, and has written more than 20 articles published in professional journals. She co-authored the books Jane and Johnny Love Math: Recognizing and Encouraging Mathematical Talent in Elementary Students and Developing Math Talent: A Guide for Educating Gifted and Advanced Learners in Math. Dr. Lupkowski-Shoplik received the 2001 Neuber-Pregler Award for outstanding efforts to assure quality education for gifted students from the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education.