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Janine M. Firmender, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Teacher Education Department at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she has been teaching courses in the areas of Early Childhood/Elementary (grades pre-k – 4) education, mathematics education, and technology integration with instruction and pursuing research in the areas of engaging students in mathematical writing and meeting the needs of mathematically talented students. For example, in 2015 she co-led the Elementary Mathematical Writing Task Force, a National Science Foundation conference grant. Dr. Firmender earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Gifted Education from the Neag School of Education at the University of Education and also focused on studying elementary mathematics education. Additionally, she has been an active member of the National Association for Gifted Children and NAGC STEM network, is the chair of the NAGC Computers and Technology Network, and served on the Advisory Board for Teaching of High Potential.