Kristie Speirs Neumeister, Ph.D.

Kristie Speirs Neumeister, Ph.D.

Kristie Speirs Neumeister, Ph.D., wears several hats in the field of gifted education. She is a 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 the past 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 gifted program evaluations for a wide range of school districts in multiple states across the country. Finally, she and her husband are the parents of four identified gifted children.