Dr. Renee Collins
Dr. Renee Collins, associate professor of education and head
of the HSU Department of Educational Studies, graduated with a Bachelor of
Science degree in middle school education from Valdosta State University in
Valdosta, GA, in 1980.
She taught fourth or fifth graders for 20 years in various
parts of the world, traveling with her husband’s United States Air Force
assignments.After moving to Abilene,
she continued teaching while completing her Master of Education degree as a
reading specialist in 1998.
She began teaching literacy and professional development
courses in the HSU Irvin School of Education in fall of 2000.In 2009, she completed her Doctor of
Philosophy degree in the area of curriculum and instruction at Texas Tech
University in Lubbock.
Collins serves on various university and school committees
that focus on teaching effectiveness, ethical decision-making, designing and
implementing engaging curriculum for undergraduate, graduate, and future
Love of Christ, family, community, and HSU consume her
thoughts, prayers, and passion for teaching while instilling hope for the
hopeless and giving a cup of cold water to those in need.
- Bachelor of Science, Middle School Education: Language Arts and Social Studies, Valdosta State University, 1980
- Master of Education, Reading Specialist Education, Hardin-Simmons University, 1998
- Doctor of Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction, Texas Tech University, 2009