Phyllis Brooks Collins, PhD
Phyllis Brooks Collins, Ph.D. is the founding program director and assistant professor for the Integrated Studies program at Delaware State University. With over twenty-five years of extensive experience in traditional higher education environments, she has had direct responsibility for implementing several university retention plans and program activities. Dr. Brooks Collins has served as a subject matter expert, consultant, and trainer for an educational technology company with a focus on student success strategies integration with technology systems and data management.
Her university service includes serving as co-chair of the Monitoring Committee for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Periodic Review and the University Strategic Planning Committee. Dr. Collins provided leadership for the Office of Testing Services and worked in collaboration with the University Office of Assessment to implement and monitor several of the college-wide assessment instruments such as the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the National Survey for Student Engagement (NSSE) the College Student Inventory (CSI), the Student Satisfaction Survey (SSI), Accuplacer and the Student Evaluation of Faculty. She served on the University General Education Committee and helped to develop rubrics to measure general education student learning outcomes for input into the Assessment Data Collection System (ADCS). She has served on several university-wide technology implementation teams to include, not limited to the student information system (BANNER), the degree audit program (Degree Works), online early alert system (In-house), and the learning management system (Blackboard).
She is the former Executive Director in the division of Academic Enrichment. She holds a Bachelor of Technology, a Masters of Arts in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction from Delaware State University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. While serving as the executive director of the division of Academic Enrichment, she provided innovative leadership and administrative management over the divisions’ programs and activities. In this role, she implemented a variety of academic programs, grants, and best practices to enrich and support undergraduate learning, increase persistence, retention and completion rates of students. Dr. Brooks Collins is a member of several national, state, and local organizations and committees to include: The International Leadership Association, the Association of Interdisciplinary Studies, the American Association of University Women, the HBCU Regional Summit on Retention Steering Committee, the Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization Public Advisory Board, and the former chairperson Town of Wyoming Planning and Zoning Committee. She has served on numerous past organizations specifically, the State of Delaware Board of Examiners for Physical Therapy, the Delaware State Parents Association and the Kent County Extension Advisory Board.