Rebecca Collins, PhD

Distinguished Core Part Time Professor, School of Education

Rebecca Collins Photo

Areas of Expertise:

  • Special education/pupil services
  • State and federal PK-12 law
  • Educational Leadership; Research​


  • ​PhD - Northcentral University, La Jolla CA
  • MSE - Butler University, Indianapolis IN
  • BA - St. Olaf College, Northfield MN


  • ​Attitudes of Middle School Students with Disabilities Toward Physical Education and Activity: A Mixed Methods Examination

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Institutional effectiveness
  • Special education
  • Educational leadership

Certifications and /or Licenses:

  • Wisconsin Educator File Number: 216128
    • School Psychologist (62)
    • Director of Special Education and Pupil Services (80)

Select Publications:

  • ​Collins, R., & Herman, B. (2018). Social and Emotional Learning Competencies. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison, WI.
  • Collins, R. (2015). Words of wisdom gathered during the online doctoral student journey. Journal of Online Doctoral Education, 2(1), 53-57.

Select Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Provost - Institutional Effectiveness at Ameritech College, 2021 to present
  • Director of Grants Office - Northcentral University, 2019-2021
  • Students Services/Prevention and Wellness Team Director - WI Department of Public Instruction, 2016-2019
  • Professor - Northcentral University, School of Education, 2013-present