Sidney M. Moon is a professor of Gifted Education and director of the Gifted Education Resource Institute at Purdue University. She has been active in the field of gifted education for more than 25 years as a parent, counselor, teacher, administrator, and researcher. In that time, she has contributed more than 60 books, articles, and chapters to the field. Her most recent book is a co-edited volume, The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know? Sidney is active in the National Association for Gifted Children where she currently serves on the board of directors, the publications committee, and the affective curriculum task force. Her research interests include talent development in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and personal talent development.