Dr. Amy Shelton

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Professor and Associate Dean for Research, School of Education


Amy Shelton is the director of research for the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) and a professor and associate dean for research in the School of Education (SOE) at the Johns Hopkins University. She holds a joint appointment in the School of Medicine and serves on the steering committees for the university-wide Science of Learning Initiative.  Dr. Shelton was on the faculty in Psychological and Brain Sciences at JHU from 2002-2013 before assuming the joint position with CTY and the School of Education. She also serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General and on the editorial board for Spatial Cognition and Computation.  She is affiliated with a number of different professional organizations in psychology, neuroscience, and education.  Her research in cognitive psychology/cognitive neuroscience focuses on spatial skills, individual differences, and mechanisms of learning, couched in the broad context of understanding the characterization and needs of the individual learner.  She has a track record of publications in major academic journals and grant support.  Dr. Shelton’s professional orientation takes a strong basic science approach that is informed by the problems and questions of practice and application.