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Kathleen Collins

Kathleen Collins

Professor of Special Education

College of Education and Health Professions

(CIED)-Curriculum & Instruction

Phone: 479-575-4218

Fax: (479) 575-6676

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Kathleen Collins received her Ph.D. in Education with an academic emphasis in Special Education and  Research Methods-Qualitative Analysis from the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

  • Curricular Development - Special Populations 
  • Literacy - Adult Learners
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • High Incidence Disabilities 
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, Education, 1996
  • M.A.,  University of California, Santa Barbara, Education, 1993
  • B.A.,  University of California, Santa Barbara, Sociology, 1989

To date, Dr. Collins has made more than 100 presentations at international, national, and regional conferences, and she has more than 80 published and in-press research articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia chapters. Dr. Collins is lead editor of a book titled Toward a Broader Understanding of Stress and Coping: Mixed Methods Approaches (2010) (Information Age Publishing). In 2003, 2009, and 2011, Dr. Collins was awarded the UA Department of Curriculum and Instruction's Outstanding Research Award.