Cheryll Adams

Director Emerita
Center for Gifted Studies and Talent Development at Ball State University

Cheryll M. Adams, Ph. D. is the Director Emerita of the Center for Gifted Studies and Talent Development at Ball State University. She served two years as the Director of Academic Life, Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities and has a 15-year background in teaching science and math in both public and private schools. She teaches courses on gifted education and has presented widely at local, state, national and international conferences. She is a former member of the NAGC Board of Directors and serves on several NAGC committees. She is currently the Chair of the NAGC Professional Standards Committee. Cheryll received the NAGC Early Leader Award in 2002 and the NAGC Distinguished Service Award in 2014. She is a Past President of the Indiana Association for the Gifted and Past President of The Association for the Gifted, a division of the Council for Exceptional Children. She has many publications, including 12 co-authored books, 17 book chapters, and numerous articles. She is an NCATE SPA reviewer and auditor. She was the co-author, the Project Director, and a PI of Project GATE, Project CLUE, and Project CLUE-Plus, three large federal Jacob K. Javits grants that she received while at BSU. She was on the writing team for the NAGC book on the CCSS-Math and is the co-author of the two NAGC books on the NGSS. She is now course leader for "Differentiating Content & Instruction for High-Ability Learners: Using The CCSS & NGSS" on the My Learning portal.