Julia Link Roberts, Ed.D., is the Mahurin Professor of Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University. She is the Executive Director of The Center for Gifted Studies and the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky. Dr. Roberts was honored with the 2011 Acorn Award as the outstanding professor at a four-year college or university in Kentucky. She is president of the Executive Committee of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children and a board member of The Association for the Gifted (a division of the Council for Exceptional Children) and the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education. She is coauthor with Julia Boggess of Teacher’s Survival Guide: Gifted Education and Differentiating Instruction with Centers in the Gifted Classroom. She coauthored with Tracy Inman Strategies for Differentiating Instruction: Best Practices for the Classroom (2009 Legacy Award winner for the outstanding book for educators in gifted education by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented) and Assessing Differentiated Student Products: A Protocol for Development and Evaluation. Along with Tracy Inman and Jenny Robins, Dr. Roberts edited Introduction to Gifted Education which one the 2018 Legacy Award in the scholar division. She Roberts directs summer and Saturday programs for children and young people who are gifted and talented.