Susan Sheth is the director of Gifted and Talented Education at MSU. Prior to her time at MSU, Susan taught communications at the University of Michigan for 12 years before pursuing gifted education. Her pursuits for the gifted include creating more opportunities, building stronger educational curricula, and identification of gifted students. Susan received her Ph.D. from the University of Toledo in Curriculum and Instruction of Gifted Education.
Sheth is currently the president-elect of the Michigan Association for Gifted Children and the Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search Program liaison for southeast and mid-Michigan.
Her goals at GATE include offering gifted programming for underserved populations and expanding opportunities throughout the state of Michigan. Since joining MSU, some notable additions to GATE include hosting the Michigan Association for Gifted Children state conference and collaborating with the MSU Osteopathic Hospital to create a Future DOCs-GATE summer program for middle school students, as well as expanding academic year programs into southeast Michigan. She created GUPPY (Gifted University for Parents and Precocious Youth) in which parents and young gifted students may participate in on-campus learning, and beginning in 2018, GATE programs will include summer program options for students in grades 3rd through 10th. This expansion is the largest in GATE history and is in response to earlier identification of gifted students and the demand by parents for accelerated and peer opportunities for their children.
Susan has recently presented locally at the Michigan Association for Gifted Children and nationally at the National Association for Gifted Children, Lilly Teaching Conference and the Engagement Scholarship Consortium Pre-College Pre-Conference Workshop.
Stealth gifted? Bringing out hidden abilities in your college classes
Sheth, S., & Fiedler, E. (2015, October 15-17). Stealth gifted? Bringing out hidden abilities in your college classes. Presentation at the Lilly Education Conference, Traverse City, MI.
Promoting the safety of minors at MSU
Bargerstock, B. A., Sheth, S. L., Blanks, T., & Donado, L. (2017, March 30). Promoting the safety of minors at MSU. Moderated panel presentation at the Workshop for MSU Youth Program Directors, East Lansing, MI.
Developing pre-college programming through collaborations and partnerships
Sheth, S. (2016, October). Developing pre-college programming through collaborations and partnerships.Presentation at the Pre-College Programming Pre-Conference Workshop of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, Omaha, NE.