Alexinia Y. Baldwin is a professor emeritus in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. She is a specialist in Education of the Gifted with emphasis on the minority gifted child. Her articles and chapters on this topic appear in many journals and textbooks. She developed the Baldwin Identification Matrix, which is used by many school districts and has co-edited a text titled The Many Faces of Giftedness: Lifting the Masks. Her professional background and some of her many activities are B. S., Tuskegee University; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Connecticut; classroom teacher of music, physical education, teacher of the gifted; Associate Professor, State University of New York, Albany; Director of International Teacher Education Program with University of Manchester, England; professor and department head, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Connecticut; President, The Association for Gifted (TAG) 1978-1979; U.S. Delegate to the World Council for Gifted and Talented, 1981-2003; board member, National Association for Gifted Children; associate editor, Journal for Exceptional Children; International President of Altrusa International Inc. 1999-1997; Teacher of the Year award for the Association for Gifted and Talented in the State of New York (AGATE) given in her name.