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<p class="p1">At WKU, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English graduating summa cum laude in 1986 as both Ogden Scholar and Scholar of Potter College. Her studies continued at WKU with a certification in Secondary Education in 1988, Masters of Arts in Education in 1992, and an Endorsement in Gifted Education in 2001. She received her Ed.D. as part of WKU's inaugural class. She and Julia Roberts co-authored three books through Prufrock Press: <a href="https://www.prufrock.com/Teachers-Survival-Guide-Differentiating-Instruction-in-the-Elementary-Classroom-P1662.aspx"><em>Teacher's Survival Guide: Differentiating Instruction in the Elementary Classroom, </em></a><em>Strategies for Differentiating Instruction: Best Practices for the Classroom</em>, now in its second edition, and <em>Assessing Differentiated Student Products: A Protocol for Development and Evaluation</em>. Tracy and Julia received the Legacy Book Award from the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented for <a href="https://www.prufrock.com/Strategies-for-Differentiating-Instruction-Best-Practices-for-the-Classroom-3rd-ed-P2366.aspx"><em>Strategies for Differentiating Instruction</em></a>. Tracy was co-editor of <a href="https://www.prufrock.com/productdetails.cfm?PC=1513"><em>Parenting Gifted Children: The Authoritative Guide from the National Association for Gifted Children</em></a>, a compilation of the best articles in <em>Parenting for High Potential</em>, which won the Legacy Award in 2011.&nbsp; She is president-elect of the <a href="http://kagegifted.org/">Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE)</a> and webmaster for <a href="https://www.cectag.org/">The Association for the Gifted, a division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC-TAG)</a>.</p>
<p class="p1">Tracy is married to John Inman, and they have two sons, Jake and Zach. She can be reached at 270.745.6323 or <a href="mailto:tracy.inman@wku.edu"><span class="s1">tracy.inman@wku.edu</span></a>.<span class="s2"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></p>
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The Center for Gifted Studies


Allison Bemiss

Allison Bemiss
- Little Learners, Big Ideas Coordinator of Program Development

Regina Braun

Regina Braun
- Office Coordinator

Tyler Clark

Tyler Clark
- World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Executive Administrator

Dr. Mary Evans

Dr. Mary Evans
- Javits Grant Program Developer

  • Office: FSH 121
  • Phone Number: 270-745-3016
Gail Hiles

Gail Hiles
- Program Coordinator

Dr. Tracy Inman

Dr. Tracy Inman
- Associate Director

Britney Johnson

Britney Johnson
- Student Assistant

Jesse Knifley

Jesse Knifley
- Coordinator of Technology and Communications

Dr. Julia Link Roberts

Dr. Julia Link Roberts
- Mahurin Professor of Gifted Education; Executive Director

Dr. Richard Roberts

Dr. Richard Roberts
- Professor, Volunteer

Erika Solberg

Erika Solberg
- Coordinator of Special Programs

Kacy Stinson

Kacy Stinson
- Graduate Assistant


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