Susan Sheth is currently the Director of the Gifted and Talented Education office at MSU. She taught Communications for 12 years at the University Michigan before following her passion of pursuing gifted education. Her personal interest in creating more opportunities, building stronger educational curriculum and identification for gifted students stems from being a mother of two gifted daughters and a gifted husband which led her to the University of Toledo, where she is completing a teaching endorsement in the state of Ohio and a PhD. in Gifted and Talented Education. She is currently ABD and is expected to graduate in early 2017. Her dissertation topic is The Effects of Parental Involvement on the Academic Achievement of Gifted Children
Susan is currently the President Elect of the MAGC Michigan Association for Gifted Children and the NUMATS liaison for SE and Mid-Michigan.
Her goals at GATE include offering gifted programming for underserved populations and expanding opportunities throughout the state of Michigan. Since she started at MSU, some notable additions to GATE include hosting the Michigan Association for Gifted Children state conference. Sheth collaborated with the MSU Osteopathic Hospital to create a Future DOCs-GATE summer program for middle school students and expanded academic year programs into SE Michigan.
Susan has recently presented at the Lilly teaching conference, MAGC Michigan Association for Gifted Children and the NAGC National Association for Gifted Children.