Christina M. Amspaugh

Assistant Professor; Gifted Education Focus Area Coordinator

  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2017
  • M.A., University of Connecticut, 2006
  • B.M., Miami University, 2003


Underrepresented Gifted Populations:

The Relationship Between School Mobility and Gifted Identification in Connecticut Public Schools

Exploratory Study on the Identification of English Learners for Gifted and Talented Programs

Technology and Social Media:

Soaring with the CAPES Framework: Tips for Critically Evaluating Online Gifted Education Information

Learning From and Learning With Technology (chapter in Content-Based Curriculum for High-Ability Learners, 3rd Edition)


Writing in the Disciplines: How Math Fits Into the Equation

Beyond Doing Mathematics: Engaging Talented Students in Mathematically Creative Writing

Music, Creativity, and the Arts:

Music, Creativity, and the Arts in Specialized Schools (chapter in Specialized Schools for High-Ability Learners)

Recent & Upcoming Presentations

September 2019:

Virginia Consortium of Gifted Education Administrators

  • Underrepresented Gifted Populations in Virginia Schools

July 2019: 

World Council for Gifted and Talented Children

  • Specialized Schools for Talent Development: Delivering an Advanced Education Program (symposium)

November 2018:

National Association for Gifted Children

  • Lightning Talks: Research Evidence for Classroom Use
  • Lightning Talks: Research for Parents
  • Research & Evaluation Dissertation Winners: The Relationship Between School Mobility and Gifted Identification
  • Speed Geeking

October 2018:

Virginia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • Identifying and Teaching Gifted English Learners: Myths about Dually Identified Students

September 2018:

Virginia Consortium of Gifted Education Administrators

  • Talent Development in Younger Students


NAGC Research & Evaluation 2018 Dissertation Award: First Place

NAGC 2017 Doctoral Student Award


Associate Editor of Social Media, Gifted Child Quarterly

Chair-Elect, NAGC Computers & Technology Network

Webmaster/Social Media, AERA Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development SIG