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., 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, 9(2), 143–168. https://doi.org/10.1177/1932202X18757958
  • Collins, K. H., & Kendrick-Dunn, T. B. (n.d.). Integrating Cultural Capital & Creativity in Assessment for Recruitment and Retention of Gifted, Black Students in Gifted Education. In Identifying and Serving Diverse Gifted Learners: Meeting the Needs of Special Populations in Gifted Education. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.
  • Nickerson, A., & Collins, K. H. (2019). Nurturing culturally-responsive STEM talent in gifted girls. Teaching for High Potential, (November), 6–9. Retrieved from https://www.nagc.org/sites/default/files/Publication%20THP/Misc_PDFs/THP_Fall_2019_NurturingCulturally-ResponsiveSTEMTalent.pdf

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Service Learning Excellence Fellow, Texas State University. 2016 - Present
  • 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
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Mentor Award & Advisor of the Year, National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Univeristy of Georgia. 2014

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.
  • Roundtree, Aimee Kendall (Other), Close, Hunter G (Other), Zong, Ziliang (Other), Collins, Kristina Henry, Kim, MiHyun, Guirguis, Mina S. Coding Across the Disciplines: Computer Science Collaborative in Texas, WeTeach CS Program at UT Austin’s Center for STEM Education, Institutional (Higher Ed), $100000. (Submitted: January 9, 2017, Funded: January 13, 2017 - August 15, 2017). Grant.
  • Zong, Ziliang (Principal), Roundtree, Aimee (Co-Principal), Collins, Kristina Henry (Co-Principal). Building Capacity and Partnerships for Improving K-12 Computer Science Education, Texas State University, $2500. (Funded: August 2016 - July 2017). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG), Inc.
January 2020-Present
Editoral Committee, Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG), Inc.
January 2019-Present
Board of Directors, National Association for Gifted Children
September 2018-Present
Editorial Review Board Member
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (IJTLHE)
Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG), Inc.
January 2018-January 2020