Kristina Henry Collins, Ph.D., is the core faculty for Talent Development at Texas State University, San Marcos. She is also a Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Institute Faculty Research Fellow whereby she serves as the NASA STEM EPDC (Educator Professional Development Collaboration) Research and Strategic Projects Specialist.
Dr. Collins boasts more than 25 years of teaching and leadership experience in various educational settings, PK-20. Her educational background includes a Ph.D. in educational psychology at The University of Georgia where she also earned an Ed.S. degree, specializing in gifted and creative education (GCE) with an add-on certificate in educational administration and policy leadership; a M.S.Ed. degree in mathematics from Jacksonville State University with an add-on certificate in technology education from the Georgia Piedmont Technical Institute; a B.S. degree in Engineering from The University of Alabama; and a military diploma in cryptology and electronic surveillance with the United States Navy.
Dr. Collins’ research foci include social, emotional, and cultural (SEC) contexts of gifted and talent development; STEM identity development in underrepresented students; and mentoring across the lifespan. Dr. Collins is the proud recipient of the 2011 Mary Frasier Equity and Excellence Award presented to her by Georgia Association of Gifted Children (GAGC) for her work in advancing educational opportunities for under-represented students in gifted education.
CI 5383.251 Mentoring (SL)