Christopher S. Collins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Higher Education

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Biography

Christopher S. Collins, Ph.D., studies the function of higher education and the production of knowledge in diverse and global settings. His research projects on this topic have included studies of the World Bank and poverty reduction, the social value of higher education in the Asia Pacific region, and indigenous sciences in Hawaii. He works closely with dissertation students to think deeply about cognitive justice and the interdependence and ecology of knowledges. He has completed more than 50 scholarly products (books, journal articles, and chapters), including his latest book, White Evolution: The Constant Struggle for Racial Consciousness (Peter Lang Publishing, 2020), coauthored with fellow APU professor Alexander Jun.

Education

  • 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

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Higher Education

Expertise

  • Advanced Qualitative Research
  • Global Policy in Higher Education
  • Introduction to Qualitative Research