Faculty Profile for Dr. Kristina Henry Collins

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Dr. Kristina Henry Collins
Assistant Professor — Curriculum And Instruction
ED 3028
phone: (512) 245-1034

Biography Section

Teaching Interests

Social, Emotional & Cultural Contexts of Advanced Development

Research Interests

STEM Identity and Talent Development; Multicultural Gifted Education; Mentoring Across the Lifespan

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Collins, K. H. (2020). Talking about racism in American and in education: The reflections of gifted Black scholar and mother of a gifted Black young adult. Parenting for High Potential, 9(3), 3, 5–9.
  • Collins, K. H., Joesph, N., & Ford, D. Y. (2020). Missing in Action: Gifted, Black Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Gifted Child Today, 43(1), 55–63. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1177/1076217519880593
  • Cano Amaya, L., Betancourt, T., Collins, K. H., Hinojosa, O., & Corona, C. (2018). Undergraduate Research Experiences - Mentoring, Awareness, and Perceptions: A Case Study at a Hispanic Serving Institution. International Journal of STEM Education, 5, 9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40594-018-0105-8
  • Collins, K. H. (2018). Confronting colorblind STEM talent development: Toward a contextual model for Black student STEM identity. Journal of Advanced Academics, 29(2), 143–168. https://doi.org/10.1177/1932202X18757958
  • Collins, K. H., & Roberson, J. J. (2020). Developing STEM identity and talent in underrepresented students: Lessons learned from four gifted, Black males in a magnet school program. Gifted Child Today, 43(4), 218–230. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1177/1076217520940767

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Service Learning Excellence Fellow, Texas State University. August 2016 - Present
  • Award / Honor Nominee: 2021 Person to Watch, Bridges Education Group. September 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, Texas State University. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: "Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute Award, Texas State University. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2015 TAGT Conference Scholar, Texas Association for Giffted and Talented. November 1, 2015

Selected Grants

  • Collins, Kristina Henry. General Mills Foundation Community Action Grant, $8000. (Funded: 2012). Grant.
  • Collins, Kristina Henry. Liberal arts cultural diversity program and study abroad curriculum, $20000. (Funded: 2010). Grant.
  • Collins, Kristina Henry (Principal), Cano Amaya, Laura (Co-Principal). Mentoring Matters STEM Learning Communities, Equity & Access Committee, Texas State University, $5000.00. (Funded: January 18, 2018 - June 30, 2018). Grant.
  • Collins, Kristina Henry. Community-based STEM Scholar Institute, General Mills Foundation Community Action Grant, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $2500. (Funded: 2013). Grant.
  • Collins, Kristina Henry (Principal). Science, Engineering, Communications & Mathematics Enrichment (SECME) STEM teacher professional development grant, Newell-Rubbermaid Foundation, $6000. (Funded: 2012). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Editorial Review Board Member
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (IJTLHE)
Faculty Advisory Council
September 2016-2018
Event Speaker (Opening Remarks)
Changing the Face of Tech” Career Event presented by Dell Technologies Services & Digital Organization and co-sponsored by Texas State University Career Services
October 2018-October 2018
Advisory Board, Texas Gifted Education Family Network (GEFN)
May 2020-Present
Adivsory Board, The G Word Film Production
September 2017-Present