CTY's senior director of research, Amy Shelton, joined CTY in 2014 as part of a joint appointment with JHU's School of Education. She holds joint appointments in the School of Medicine and Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and has served on the steering committee for the university-wide Science of Learning Institute.
At CTY, Shelton leads the departments of research and testing, the Baltimore Emerging Scholars Program, and the Student Research Program. Before joining CTY, she was on the Psychological and Brain Sciences faculty at JHU from 2002-13. Shelton’s research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience focuses on spatial skills, individual differences, and mechanisms of learning, couched in the broad context of understanding the characterization and needs of each individual learner. She has a track record of publications in major academic journals and grant support.