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Kara Krinks earned her undergraduate degree at Lipscomb University in Engineering Science. She later earned an M.A.T. in Secondary Science Education and a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Science Education from Vanderbilt University. Krinks joined the faculty of Lipscomb University College of Education in 2017, and she teaches courses in both the undergraduate and graduate education programs. Before joining the Lipscomb faculty, she taught high school physics in Metro Nashville Public Schools. Her areas of interest include science education, teacher preparation in secondary education, and issues of diversity and equity in secondary schools.
She lives in Franklin with her husband Jeff and two children, Kaitlyn and Ethan.