Cheryll M. Adams is director of the Center for Gifted Studies and Talent Development at Ball State University. She teaches graduate courses for the license in gifted education. For the past 30 years, she has served in the field of gifted education as a teacher of gifted students at all grade levels, Director of Academic Life at the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities, and as the former principle teacher in the Ball State Institute for the Gifted in Mathematics program. Additionally, she has been the founder and director of various other programs for gifted students. Dr. Adams has authored or coauthored numerous publications in professional journals, as well as several books and book chapters. She has co-authored and received three Jacob Javits Gifted Programming Grants. She serves on the editorial review board for Roeper Review, Gifted Child Quarterly, and Journal for the Education of the Gifted. She has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children, has been president of the Indiana Association for the Gifted, and currently serves as president of The Association for the Gifted, Council for Exceptional Children. In 2002, she received the NAGC Early Leader Award.