Kristie Speirs Neumeister, Ph.D., wears several hats in the field of gifted education. She is an associate professor of educational psychology at Ball State University, where she directs the Gifted Licensure series and teaches graduate courses in educational psychology relating to gifted education. She is also a consultant to the Indiana Department of Education in the area of high ability education. She is the current president of the Indiana Association for the Gifted and was the 2009 National Association for Gifted Children Early Scholar Award recipient. Dr. Speirs Neumeister also consults with school districts on matters related to gifted education including identification and program design. She delivers professional development for teachers of the gifted on social and emotional needs as well as how to differentiate to meet the academic needs of high-ability students. She has conducted a number of gifted program evaluations for a wide range of school districts. Finally, she and her husband are the parents of three identified gifted girls and one toddler.