Miki Hamstra

Director of Center for Gifted Studies and Talent Development

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BU 109   Phone: 765-285-5390  

Office of the Dean
Teachers College (TC), Room 1005
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0625

Miki Hamstra became the Director of the Center for Gifted Studies and Talent Development in 2013. She earned a gifted and talented/high abilities license from Ball State University and also holds an MA in English (Indiana University, Summa Cum Laude), an MA in international relations (Boston University, Summa Cum Laude), and a BA in English, French, and education (Butler University, Summa Cum Laude). Her awards include the Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication Award (Indiana University, 2006 and 2010), and the inaugural Carlos Montoya 9/11 Award for Excellence in International Relations (Boston University, 2001). For the past thirteen years, she has taught middle school and college students in public, private, international, and online educational settings with an emphasis on humanities, writing, and TESOL. She is a published researcher and has presented at national and regional TESOL conferences. Her students scored #1 in Indiana for ISTEP Language Arts (2010). She is a certified SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator and works with parents of gifted children in Muncie and Indianapolis. She currently serves on the national conference committee for the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and the executive board (Secretary) of the Indiana Association for the Gifted. In addition to directing the Center, Miki will be co-teaching an immersive learning course in educational app design in Spring 2014. 

Office of the Dean
Teachers College (TC), Room 1005
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0625

Phone: 765-285-5251
Fax: 765-285-5455