Kristen R. Stephens

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 - Chapel Hill 1990

Selected Grants

R2 [Reciprocal Relationships]: Mentorships to Strengthen and Sustain STEM Teachers awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2020 to 2025

Duke University Noyce Scholarship - Phase II awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2020

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

Stephens, K. R., and F. A. Karnes, editors. Best Practices for Curriculum Design in Gifted Education. Prufrock Press, 2016.

Coxen, S. Serving Visual-Spatial Learners. Edited by F. A. Karnes and K. R. Stephens, Prufrock Press, 2013.

Karnes, F. A., and K. R. Stephens. The Ultimate Guide to Internet Resources for Teachers of Gifted Students. Prufrock, 2013.

Matthews, M. Science and Gifted Students. Edited by F. A. Karnes and K. R. Stephens, Prufrock Press, 2012.

Fogarty, E. Reading for gifted students. Edited by F. A. Karnes and K. R. Stephens, Prufrock Press, 2012.

Karnes, F. A., and K. R. Stephens. The Ultimate Guide to Internet Resources for Teachers of Gifted Students. Prufrock Press, 2012.

Miller, L., and E. Lubkert. Language arts for gifted students. Edited by F. A. Karnes and K. R. Stephens, Prufrock Press, 2012.

Gavin, K. Mathematics and Gifted Students. Edited by F. A. Karnes and K. R. Stephens, Prufrock Press, 2012.

Riley, T. L. Teaching Gifted Students in the Inclusive Classroom. Edited by F. A. Karnes and K. R. Stephens, Prufrock Press, 2011.

Karnes, F. A., and K. R. Stephens. The Big Book of Questions for Students, Parents, Grandparents, and Teachers. Royal Fireworks, 2010.

Pages

Stephens, K. R. “Applicable federal and state policy, law, and legal considerations in gifted education.” Handbook of Giftedness in Children: Psychoeducational Theory, Research, and Best Practices, 2018, pp. 163–82. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-77004-8_11. Full Text

Stephens, Kristen R. “Policy, legal issues, and trends in the education of gifted students.APA Handbook of Giftedness and Talent., American Psychological Association, 2018, pp. 531–44. Crossref, doi:10.1037/0000038-034. Full Text

Stephens, K. R. “Enrichment: In and Out of School.” Introduction to Gifted Education (Tentative), edited by J. Roberts et al., Prufrock Press, 2017.

Stephens, K. R., et al. “Identification of the gifted: An overview.” Theoretical and Practical Perspectives on the Identification of Gifted Students, edited by Scott Hunsaker, 2012.

Stephens, K. R. “Getting What You Need: Locating and Obtaining Money and Other Resources.” Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted, edited by F. A. Karnes and S. Bean, Prufrock, 2009.

Stephens, K. R. “Product Development for Gifted Students.” Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted, edited by F. A. Karnes and S. Bean, Prufrock, 2009.

Karnes, Frances A., and Kristen R. Stephens. “Gifted Education and Legal Issues.” International Handbook on Giftedness, Springer Netherlands, 2009, pp. 1327–41. Crossref, doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-6162-2_70. Full Text

Stephens, Kristen R. “Applicable Federal and State Policy, Law, and Legal Considerations in Gifted Education.” Handbook of Giftedness in Children, Springer US, 2008, pp. 387–408. Crossref, doi:10.1007/978-0-387-74401-8_20. Full Text

Karnes, F. A., et al. “Legal issues in gifted education.” Achieving Excellence: Educating the Gifted and Talented, edited by F. A. Karnes and K. R. Stephens, Merrill/Prentice Hall, 2008.

Stephens, K. R. “Product Development for Gifted Students.” Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted, edited by F. A. Karnes and S. M. Bean, Prufrock Press, 2005.

Pages

Stephens, K. R. “Gifted education policy and advocacy: Perspectives for school psychologists.” Psychology in the Schools, vol. 57, no. 10, Oct. 2020, pp. 1640–51. Scopus, doi:10.1002/pits.22355. Full Text

Stephens, K. R. “Teacher Dispositions and Their Impact on Implementation Practices for the Gifted.” Gifted Child Today, vol. 42, no. 4, Oct. 2019, pp. 187–95. Scopus, doi:10.1177/1076217519862330. Full Text

Stephens, K. R. “Federal and State Response to the Gifted and Talented.” Journal of Applied School Psychology, vol. 27, no. 4, Oct. 2011, pp. 306–18. Scopus, doi:10.1080/15377903.2011.615823. Full Text

Wynn, S. R., and K. Stephens. “Next generation education: Narratives for the 21st century.” Icsit 2010  International Conference on Society and Information Technologies, Proceedings, Jan. 2010, pp. 336–40.

Pleasants, Robert, et al. “Incorporating Service Learning into Leadership Education: Duke Tip's Leadership Institute.” Gifted Child Today, vol. 27, no. 1, SAGE Publications, Jan. 2004, pp. 16–21. Crossref, doi:10.1177/107621750402700106. Full Text

Stephens, Kristen R., et al. “Gender Differences in Creativity among American Indian Third and Fourth Grade Students.Journal of American Indian Education, vol. 40, no. 1, 2001, pp. p57–65. Manual, doi:10.2307/24398588. Full Text

Stephens, Kristen R., and Frances A. Karnes. “Classroom to Community: Student Products as the Link.” Gifted Child Today, vol. 23, no. 6, SAGE Publications, Nov. 2000, pp. 14–19. Crossref, doi:10.1177/107621750002300606. Full Text

Karnes, F. A., et al. “Certification and specialized competencies for teachers in gifted education programs.” Roeper Review, vol. 22, no. 3, Apr. 2000, pp. 201–02. Scopus, doi:10.1080/02783190009554035. Full Text

Stephens, K. R., and F. A. Karnes. “State definitions for the gifted and talented revisited.” Exceptional Children, vol. 66, no. 2, Jan. 2000, pp. 219–38. Scopus, doi:10.1177/001440290006600206. Full Text

Stephens, Kristen R. “Gifted Education and the Law.” Gifted Child Today, vol. 23, no. 1, SAGE Publications, Jan. 2000, pp. 30–37. Crossref, doi:10.4219/gct-2000-713. Full Text

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