Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, Ph.D.
Dr. Shoplik is a Senior Research Specialist with The Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa. She earned a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Texas A&M University and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth at Johns Hopkins University. She also was an assistant professor and director of the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth at the University of North Texas.
Previously, she founded and led the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students (C-MITES) at Carnegie Mellon University, where she conducted research and developed programs on behalf of academically talented youth, and also led the annual Elementary Student Talent Search and summer programs and Weekend Workshops for academically talented students in ninth grade and younger. Her research interests include identifying mathematically talented students younger than age 12 and studying their characteristics and academic needs. She has published many articles on gifted education in scholarly journals. Together with Susan Assouline, she wrote Jane and Johnny Love Math: Recognizing and Encouraging Mathematical Talent in Elementary Students and Developing Math Talent. She also co-edited A Nation Empowered and is a coauthor of the Iowa Acceleration Scale with Susan Assouline, Nicholas Colangelo, Jonathan Lipscomb, and Leslie Forstadt.