Susan Sheth is the director of Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) and a member of the Pre-College Advisory Board at Michigan State University. Prior to her time pursuing gifted education at MSU, Sheth taught communications at the University of Michigan for 12 years. Her pursuits for the gifted include creating more opportunities, building stronger educational curricula, and identifying gifted students. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Toledo in curriculum and instruction of gifted education.
Sheth is currently the president 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 Michigan. Since joining MSU, some notable additions to GATE include hosting the Michigan Association for Gifted Children state conference, collaborating with the MSU Osteopathic Hospital to create a Future DOCs-GATE and PRE-MED ED, a summer program for middle school students interested in health careers. Additionally, some academic year programs have been expanded into southeastern Michigan locations, including West Bloomfield and Avondale. Sheth expanded programming from 2nd through 12th grade to include Intensive Studies for Gifted and Talented students (IS4GT) and the Gifted University for Parents and Precocious Youth (GUPPY) program, in which young elementary aged gifted students and their parents participate in on-campus learning.
Sheth recently presented locally at the Michigan Association for Gifted Children, Ottawa ISD Spring Conference, and GUPPY, and nationally at the National Association for Gifted Children, the 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.