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Amy Shelton

  • Director of the Center for Talented Youth


  • Center for Talented Youth
  • School of Education

Amy Shelton, a cognitive psychology expert, is executive director of the university's Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

Shelton served as director of research at CTY from 2013 to 2022 and was also a professor and associate dean for research in the university's School of Education. She served as interim director at CTY from January 2019 through July 2020.

Shelton served on the faculty in JHU's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences from 2002 to 2013 before assuming the joint position with CTY and Education. She also holds joint appointments in the School of Medicine and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and served on steering committees for the universitywide Science of Learning Institute. She serves on the editorial board for Spatial Cognition and Computation and previously served as associate editor for the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Shelton earned master's and doctoral degrees in cognitive psychology from Vanderbilt University.

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Amy Shelton named next CTY director
Published Sept 14, 2022
Shelton, an expert in cognitive psychology and a Hopkins faculty member since 2002, previously served as CTY's interim director from 2019-2020

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