Kristina Collins

At-Large Member, NAGC Board of Directors
Texas State University

Kristina Collins, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of talent development at Texas State University. She is currently the president-elect of SENG, and Advisory Committee Member for G-Word Film documentary, and the advisor for the graduate student organization, Association of Creative, Gifted and Talented Education (ACGTE - TxState). She is a Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Institute Research Fellow and serves as a special research personnel for TxState STEM Mentoring Rising Stars program (NSF funded).

Dr. Collins has over 20 years of teaching and leadership experience in various educational settings including K12, military, community-based and post-secondary education. In addition to being an instructor in curriculum development, mathematics, and educational psychology at the post-secondary level, she conducts gifted endorsement/ certificate trainings and professional development to school districts.

She served in several other NAGC roles including but not limited to Awards Chair of the Special Populations Network, Diversity & Equity Committee, and mentor for Javits-Frasier Teacher Scholars.

Her research interests include: STEM identity development; social, emotional, and cultural contexts gifted and talent development; mentoring across the lifespan.