Kimberly Lansdowne, Ph.D., is currently the Executive Director of the Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy at Arizona State University and a professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Over the past thirty years, she has created programs for gifted learners as a classroom teacher, gifted teacher, gifted program director, and university professor. She received a Master's degree in Gifted Education from the University of South Florida and a Ph.D. from Arizona State University. Her research interests include the development, implementation and effects of gifted programs for K12 students, the use of gifted pedagogy as a means of improving learning and teaching for all students, the use of differentiation to meet the needs of gifted students, the use of technology in developing 21st century learners, and the development and recognition of giftedness in underserved populations. She is a frequent presenter and has worked as a consultant with schools across the country to improve gifted programming. She served as a long time board member of Arizona Association for the Gifted and Talented (AAGT), and is currently an active member of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Diversity & Equity Committee.