Dr. Edward Collins currently serves as Director of Diversity Assessment and Research for the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In this role, he provides direction for the systematic gathering, analysis, interpretation and reporting of assessments and planning processes for the university as it relates to the Diversity Scorecard and other associated diversity efforts. Additionally, he evaluates and assesses diversity initiatives, programs, and service areas that target diverse populations across the university.
His academic background includes a B.S. in Nutrition from Louisiana State University, M.Ed. in Education Administration from the University of New Orleans, and a Ph.D. in Higher Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Prior to coming to Kent State University, Dr. Collins was the Research and Assessment Manager for the Division of Educational Outreach at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and prior to that, a Research Assistant for UNLVâ€™s Office of Diversity Initiatives and Office of Admissions.
His scholastic interest includes issues of college choice among students transitioning to undergraduate and graduate education, and the experiences of Black students in postsecondary education. Dr. Collins was awarded the 2013 Doctoral Award by the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education and the 2013 Summer Fellow award with the National Data Institute: Using Federal Data to Support Research on Science, Engineering, and Postsecondary Education.