Ann Robinson, Ph.D., is professor and Founding Director of the Jodie Mahony Center at the University of Arkansas - Little Rock where she coordinates the graduate programs in gifted education. She is a former editor of Gifted Child Quarterly, is a past president of the National Association for Gifted Children, and received the Early Leader, the Early Scholar, the Distinguished Service, and the Distinguished Scholar awards from NAGC. Her coauthored article, "A National Study on Local and State Advocacy in Gifted Education” was juried as the Gifted Child Quarterly Paper of the Year. She was recognized as the Purdue University Alumna of Distinction for the College of Education, was honored by the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library for her public service, and has received the Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching twice from her College. Her Javits project, STEM Starters+, was identified by the National Science Teachers Association as exemplary. Ann publishes and presents nationally and internationally on advocacy, biography in the curriculum, and evidence-based curriculum interventions for teachers and students. Ann’s most recent book with co-editor, Jennifer Jolly, is A Century of Contributions to Gifted Education: Illuminating Lives. She is a passionate reader of biographies and has developed a series of Grade 1 through 8 classroom teaching guides, Blueprints for Biography, for teachers to foster talent development and creativity in their students.