Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik is the director of the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students (C-MITES). She earned a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Texas A&M University and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth at Johns Hopkins University. She also was an assistant professor and director of the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth at the University of North Texas.
In 1992, she founded the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students (C-MITES) at Carnegie Mellon University, where she continues to conduct research and develop programs on behalf of academically talented youth. She conducts the annual Elementary Student Talent Search throughout Pennsylvania and oversees the C-MITES summer programs and Weekend Workshops for academically talented students in ninth grade and younger. Her research interests include identifying mathematically talented students younger than age 12 and studying their characteristics and academic needs. She has published many articles on gifted education in scholarly journals. Together with Susan Assouline, she wrote Jane and Johnny Love Math: Recognizing and Encouraging Mathematical Talent in Elementary Students and Developing Math Talent. She also is a coauthor of the Iowa Acceleration Scale with Susan Assouline, Nicholas Colangelo, Jonathan Lipscomb, and Leslie Forstadt.