Scott J. Peters received his Ph.D. from Purdue University specializing in gifted and talented education and applied research methodology. His research focuses on educational assessment with regard to policy and practice, identification of student exceptionalities – particularly those from low-income or underrepresented groups, and gifted and talented programming outcomes. He has published in Teaching for High Potential, Gifted Child Quarterly, the Journal of Advanced Academics, Gifted and Talented International, Gifted Children, the Journal of Career and Technical Education Research, Ed Leadership, and Pedagogies. He is the past recipient of the Fedlhusen Doctoral Fellowship in Gifted Education, the NAGC Research an Evaluation Network Dissertation Award, the NAGC Doctoral Student of the Year Award, and the UW-Whitewater College of Education Innovation Award and Outstanding Research Award. He has served as the Program Chair of the AERA Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent SIG, on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted, and as the National Association for Gifted Children Research and Evaluation Secretary. His co-authored book entitled Beyond Gifted Education: Designing and Implementing Advanced Academic Programs is forthcoming from Prufrock Press.