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 at Chapel Hill 1990

Selected Grants

Duke University Noyce Scholarship - Phase II awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2019

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.

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

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.

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. Assessment tools for gifted children: Screening, identification, and evaluation. Love Publishing, 2010.

Pages

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. “Policy, Legal Issues, and Trends in the Education of Gifted Students.” APA Handbook of Giftedness and Talent, edited by S. Pfeiffer et al., American Psychological Association, 2016.

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.

Karnes, F. A., and K. R. Stephens. “Legal issues in gifted education.” The International Handbook on Giftedness, edited by L. V. Shavinina, Springer Science, 2010.

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.

Stephens, K. R. “Applicable federal and state policy, law and legal considerations.” Handbook of Giftedness in Children: Psycho-Educational Theory, Research, and Best Practices, edited by S. I. Pfeiffer, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2008.

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.

Stephens, K. R. “Getting What You Need: Locating and Obtaining Money and Other Resources.” Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted, edited by Frances A. Karnes and Suzanne M. Bean, Prufrock Press, 2005.

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

Stephens, Kristen R. “Federal and State Response to the Gifted and Talented.” Journal of Applied School Psychology, vol. 27, no. 4, Informa UK Limited, Oct. 2011, pp. 306–18. Crossref, 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, 2004, pp. p16–21.

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.

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., and A. Karnes Frances. “Classroom to Community: Student Products as the Link..” Gifted Child Today, vol. 23, 2000, pp. p14–19.

Stephens Kristen, R. “Gifted Education and the Law..” Gifted Child Today, vol. 23, no. 1, 2000, pp. p30–37.

Stephens, Kristen R., et al. “A principal's guide to fundraising.” Principal (Reston, Va.), vol. 80, no. 2, 2000, pp. 22–27.

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