Christopher S. Collins

Collins, Christopher S

Short Biography & Significant Contribution

Dr. Christopher S. Collins is an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Hawai'I at Manoa. He has been contributing to the world of comparative and international education since receiving his Ph.D at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2009. Upon graduation, Dr. Collins received the "Best Dissertation Award" from the Higher Education and Organizational Change program at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA.

Professor Collins research interests include the role of higher education related to poverty reduction, knowledge extension, and social rates of return. Dr. Collins has publish numerous journals, articles, and chapters, individually or co-authored with renowned professors in the field of comparative and international education. He recently worked on projects with the Association for Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) looking at African-U.S. university partnerships. He is also working with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) looking at degree qualifications.

He teaches the following courses: 
. EDEA 604: Introduction to Qualitative Methods 
. EDEA 620: Finance in Higher Education 
. EDEA 630: Higher Education Law 
. EDEA 662: Curriculum in Higher Education 
. EDEA 704: Advanced Qualitative Methods 
. EDEA 780: Globalization in Higher Education 

Educational Background

B.A., Sociology, Pepperdine University

M.A., Higher Education and Organizational Change, UCLA

Ph.D., Higher Education and Organizational Change, UCLA

Professional Background

Peace Corps volunteer in Vanuatu

Director of convocation and student-led ministries at Pepperdine University

Association for Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Assistant Provost for Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness at Pepperdine University.

Affiliations (associations, organizations, institutions)

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)

Selected Publications

"A General Agreement on Higher Education: GATS, globalization, and imperialism," Research in Comparative and International Education 2 (2007).

Co-Authored, The World Bank and higher education in the developing world: The cases of Uganda and Thailand, in David P. Baker, Alexander W. Wiseman (ed.) The Worldwide Transformation of Higher Education (International Perspectives on Education and Society, Volume 9 (2008), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.177-221

"Land-Grant Extension as a Global Endeavor: Connecting Knowledge and International Development in The Review of Higher Education, 36(1), 91-124.

Higher Education and Global Poverty: University Partnerships and the World Bank in Developing Countries (Cambria Press, 2010)

"The World Bank, support for universities. And asymmetrical power relations in international development," Higher Education 59 (2010), pp. 181-205.

"Global Assessment in the World Bank Education Strategy 2020", Excellence in Higher Education 2 (2011), pp. 29-41.

Co-authored, "Education Strategy in the Developing World: Revising the World Bank's Education Policy" (International Perspectives on Education and Society, Volume 16), Emerald Group Publishing Limited


Created: 11/21/2012

Updated: 12/4/2012

Contributed By: Kelvin Castillo