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
(919) 660-3083


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.


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

Karnes, FA, and Stephens, KRS. Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education Series. Ed. FA Karnes and KR Stephens. Prufrock Press, 2005.

Karnes, FA, and Stephens, KR. The ultimate guide for student product development & evaluation. Prufrock Press, 2000.