Kristen R. Stephens

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Program in Education

External address: 
213C West Duke Building, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90739, Durham, NC 27708-0739
Phone: 
(919) 660-3083

Overview

Expertise in legal and policy issues with regard to gifted education at the federal, state, and local levels--particularly around how such policies contribute to beneficial academic, social-emotional, and behavioral outcomes for traditionally underserved gifted students. Other research interests include education reform, curriculum development, and teacher preparation.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi 1999
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1990

Duke University Noyce Scholarship - Phase II awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2018

Integrative Middle School STEM Teacher Preparation: A Collaborative Capacity Building Project at Duke University awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2017

Best Practices for Curriculum Design in Gifted Education. Ed. KR Stephens and FA Karnes. Waco: TX: Prufrock Press, 2016. (Edited Book)

Coxen, S. Serving Visual-Spatial Learners. Ed. FA Karnes and KR Stephens. Prufrock Press, 2013.

Gavin, K. Mathematics and Gifted Students. Ed. FA Karnes and KR Stephens. Prufrock Press, 2012.

Matthews, M. Science and Gifted Students. Ed. FA Karnes and KR Stephens. Prufrock Press, 2012.

Fogarty, E. Reading for gifted students. Ed. FA Karnes and KR Stephens. Prufrock Press, 2012.

Karnes, FA, and Stephens, KR. The Ultimate Guide to Internet Resources for Teachers of Gifted Students. Prufrock Press, 2012.

Miller, L, and Lubkert, E. Language arts for gifted students. Ed. FA Karnes and KR Stephens. Prufrock Press, 2012.

Riley, TL. Teaching Gifted Students in the Inclusive Classroom. Ed. FA Karnes and KR Stephens. Prufrock Press, 2011.

Karnes, FA, and Stephens, KR. The Big Book of Questions for Students, Parents, Grandparents, and Teachers. Royal Fireworks, 2010.

Pages

Stephens, KR. "Enrichment: In and Out of School." Introduction to Gifted Education (Tentative). Ed. J Roberts, T Inman, and J Robins. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press, 2017. (Chapter)

Stephens, KR. "Policy, Legal Issues, and Trends in the Education of Gifted Students (In preparation)." APA Handbook of Giftedness and Talent. Ed. S Pfeiffer, M Foley-Nicpon, and E Dendrick-Shaunessy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2016. (Chapter)

Stephens, KR, Dudley, J, and Karnes, FA. "Identification of the gifted: An overview." Theoretical and practical perspectives on the identification of gifted students. Ed. S Hunsaker. 2012.

Karnes, FA, and Stephens, KR. "Legal issues in gifted education." The international handbook on giftedness. Ed. LV Shavinina. Springer Science, 2010.

Stephens, KR. "Getting What You Need: Locating and Obtaining Money and Other Resources." Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted. Ed. FA Karnes and S Bean. Prufrock, 2009.

Stephens, KR. "Product Development for Gifted Students." Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted. Ed. FA Karnes and S Bean. Prufrock, 2009.

Stephens, KR. "Applicable federal and state policy, law and legal considerations." Handbook of Giftedness in Children: Psycho-Educational Theory, Research, and Best Practices. Ed. SI Pfeiffer. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2008.

Karnes, FA, Stephens, KR, and McHard, E. "Legal issues in gifted education." Achieving excellence: Educating the gifted and talented. Ed. FA Karnes and KR Stephens. Merrill/Prentice Hall, 2008.

Stephens, KR. "Product Development for Gifted Students." Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted. Ed. FA Karnes and SM Bean. Prufrock Press, 2005.

Stephens, KR. "Getting What You Need: Locating and Obtaining Money and Other Resources." Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted. Ed. FA Karnes and SM Bean. Prufrock Press, 2005.

Stephens, KR. "Federal and State Response to the Gifted and Talented." Journal of Applied School Psychology 27.4 (October 1, 2011): 306-318. Full Text

Stephens, KR. "Federal and State Legislation Impacting Gifted Education (Accepted)." Journal of Applied School Psychology (2011). (Academic Article) Full Text

Pleasants, R, Stephens, KR, Selph, H, and Pfeiffer, S. "Incorporating Service Learning Into Leadership Education: Duke TIP's Leadership Institute." Gifted Child Today 27.1 (2004): p16-p21. (Academic Article)

Stephens, KR, Karnes, FA, and Whorton, J. "Gender Differences in Creativity among American Indian Third and Fourth Grade Students." Journal of American Indian Education 40.1 (2001): p57-p65. (Academic Article)

Karnes Frances, A, Stephens Kristen, R, and Whorton James, E. "Certification and Specialized Competencies for Teachers in Gifted Education Programs." Roeper Review 22.3 (2000): p201-. (Academic Article)

Stephens Kristen, R, and Karnes Frances, A. "Classroom to Community: Student Products as the Link." Gifted Child Today 23 (2000): p14-p19. (Academic Article)

Stephens Kristen, R. "Gifted Education and the Law." Gifted Child Today 23.1 (2000): p30-p37. (Academic Article)

Stephens, KR, Frances, AK, and Ben, RS. "A principal's guide to fundraising." Principal (Reston, Va.) 80.2 (2000): 22-27. (Academic Article)

Karnes Frances, A, and Stephens Kristen, R. "State Definitions for the Gifted and Talented Revisited." Exceptional Children 66.2 (2000): p219-p238. (Academic Article)

Stephens, K, and Kiger, L. "Use of nonverbal measures of intelligence in identification of culturally diverse gifted students.." Perceptual & Motor Skills 88 (June 1, 1999): p793 --p793 -. (Academic Article)

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