Dr. Kristina Henry Collins
Dr. Kristina Henry Collins is the core faculty for Talent Development and Associate Director for LLBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research at Texas State University. Dr. Collins completed her Ph.D. in educational psychology her Ed.S. degree in gifted & creative education at University of Georgia. She holds STEM degrees and certifications in engineering, mathematics, computer science, technology education, quantitative research methods (PHD minor) and cryptology (US Navy). Her research interests include STEM identity development particular in underrepresented gifted students. Dr. Collins has been a NAGC member for over 10 years, answering the call to serve on the Board of Directors, Diversity Committee, as a Javits-Frasier Scholar Selection Teacher-Mentor, presenter for several signature sessions, and three-times presenter for NAGC Leadership and Advocacy Conference. She is also the immediate past president of SENG, Inc. She is the proud parent of two identified gifted sons, one of whom has made his debut as a budding scholar in gifted education.