Kristie Speirs Neumeister

Kristie Speirs Neumeister

Professor of Psychology Educational Psychology


Room:TC 535

Since the beginning of my academic career, I have been interested in understanding perfectionism in gifted students including how it develops, impacts social and emotional well being, and influences achievement motivation. In addition to perfectionism, an emerging interest of mine is gaining an understanding of factors that influence the success of twice-exceptional learners. The research on this group of learners is currently gaining momentum in the field of gifted education, and I look forward to contributing to the developing of our understanding in this area.

Another thread to my scholarship is the development of books and materials that can be used by practitioners in the field to design and or improve programs for gifted students. This has developed from my direct work with the practitioners who take my graduate courses in gifted education as well as those I have met through consultation with their districts. I worked with a number of school districts (from large, urban to small, rural) in the state of Indiana, and through this work, I have spent considerable time developing ways to “translate” the research findings from the field into the language of practitioners to give them concrete guidance on identification, services, and curriculum and instruction that is based in best practices.

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Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Doctors Dissertation 799 613 0000 - 0000
Creative Thinking 611 820 0000 - 0000
Identif and Evaluati 621 820 0000 - 0000