Christopher S. Collins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Higher Education
Christopher S. Collins, Ph.D., is interested in research on the role of higher education related to poverty reduction, knowledge extension, public good, and social rates of return. Recent publications include Higher Education and Global Poverty: University Partnerships and the World Bank in Developing Countries (Cambria Press, 2011) and Education Strategy in the Developing World: Revising the World Bank’s Education Policy (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2012). In addition, he has published articles in The Review of Higher Education, Higher Education, and the Journal of Higher Education. He recently completed projects with the Association for Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) looking at African-U.S. university partnerships, and with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) looking at degree qualifications. He earned a Ph.D. with the “Best Dissertation Award” from the Higher Education and Organizational Change program at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Vanuatu, an island nation in the South Pacific.
- Ph.D., Higher Education and Organizational Change, University of California, Los Angeles
- M.A., Higher Education and Organizational Change, University of California, Los Angeles
- M.A., Ministry, Oklahoma Christian University
- B.A., Sociology, Pepperdine University
- School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
- Department of Higher Education
- Advanced Qualitative Research
- Global Policy in Higher Education
- Introduction to Qualitative Research