Dr. Linda D. Collins, Doctor of Education

Distinguished Core Adjunct Faculty School of Education

Dr. Linda D. Collins Photo

Areas of Expertise:

  • E-Learning
  • Educational Change
  • Technology Management
  • Educational Leaderhip
  • Instructional and Curriculum Design​


  • ​Doctor of Education, Northcentral University, La Jolla, California
  • Master of Science, Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Arts, Thomas Edison College, Trenton, New Jersey
  • Associate of Arts Transfer Degree, Rio Salado College, Tempe, Arizona


  • ​Online Student Support Services: Perceived Problems and Strategies to Affect Change

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​E-Learning
  • At-risk online students
  • Diversity
  • Educational technology
  • Online curriculum development
  • Cloud computing
  • Blockchain

Certifications and /or Licenses:

  • Certification – Title IX Investigator
  • Certificate of Completion. QM Certified. Quality Matters. Independent Applying the QM Rubric. Curriculum
  • Certificate of Completion. Disney's Approach to Quality Service.
  • Certified Online Instructor. Walden Institute for Learning and Leadership.
  • Certified Online Instructor. Northcentral University.

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Select Professional Experience:

  • Faculty Emeritus, Maricopa County Community College District
  • Adjunct Dissertation Chair of the Year 2020
  • 14 years teaching experience and serving as dissertation chair at Northcentral University, School of Education
  • 25+ years experience teaching at Maricopa County Community College District fulltime - Computer Information Systems and Business classes
  • Director Disney College Internship Programs
  • Founding Director for the Maricopa Instructional Technology Institute
  • Chair of Chairs for the Department Chair Association
  • Faculty Senate Vice President - Mesa Community College
  • Member Department Chair Association
  • Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Delta Epsilon. International Honor Society. Executive Member. Northcentral University
  • Northcentral University Faculty Advisory Board
  • IRB Review Committee -- Mesa Community College Research and Review 
  • IRB Review Committee – Northcentral University (former)
  • Information and Instructional Technology Governance Council (IITGC) MCCCD
  • Technology Steering Team (TSC)
  • Co-Chair HLC E-Learning Committee
  • Member Faculty Executive Council and Faculty Association Maricopa County Community College District
  • MCC Fiscal Oversight Committee
  • Coordinator Disney College Internship Program
  • Online Learning Accreditation Group
  • Member of International Asynchronous Learning Networks
  • Ambassador – Northcentral University
  • Member NBEA
  • MCC Business and Information Systems Leadership Committee
  • MCC Curriculum Committee Representative for Business and Computer Information Systems
  • District BPC/CIS Instructional Council - alternate
  • ITI Implementation Team
  • Maricopa County Community College District Curriculum Committee
  • Higher Learning Commission -  Assurance Work Team
  • Economic Stimulus Program Project
  • Member Paradise Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Member International Information Processing Association
  • Co-Chair NCA Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Distance Education Committee
  • Chair District OAS Instructional Council
  • Mesa Community College Distance Education Committee – Chair
  • Rio Salado Computer Information Systems Instructional Council Chair
  • Member Internet Development Team
  • Chair Instructional Advisory Committee
  • Open Entry/Self-Paced Learning Ocotillo Committee
  • Chair TLTR, Student Technology Assistant Program
  • Academic Computing Committee
  • Member and Participant -- Fiesta Days, Cave Creek, Arizona
  • Cave Creek Mother's Club
  • District LCS Steering Committee
  • Extended Campus Development Team
  • Multigenerational Center Development Team
  • P-20 Mesa Downtown Development Committee
  • TLTR Committee (Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable)
  • Northern Gila County Historical Society
  • District Hospitality Management and Culinary Instructional Council