Paul Collins

Paul D Collins

Educational Leadership And Hum


Office Hours

College of Education – Educational Leadership and Counseling

Monday – Friday: By Appointment

Current Semester Schedule


About Me

Dr. Collins received his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Miami University. He holds undergraduate degrees in Liberal Studies and Elementary Education from The University of Central Florida and Florida A&M University, respectively. Dr. Collins also holds an M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Florida A&M University. He was an Academic All-American and the Scholar-Athlete award recipient during his senior year on the FAMU baseball team. Dr. Collins brings over 20 years of experience in the field of education at the levels of traditional public, public charter, private/independent, international, and higher ed. He has served as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Education at Baldwin-Wallace University, as well as, a Teaching Associate at Miami University where he facilitated undergraduate and graduate level courses, served on university committees, and advised students. He has authored publications and has made many conference presentations. Additionally, Dr. Collins conducted research in Ghana, West Africa and spent a summer term as Visiting Lecturer at the University of South Africa. He has served many years as an elementary and middle school educator and transformational school administrator in Florida and Georgia public schools. Dr. Collins also worked in various teaching and leadership roles with the Marva Collins/Cleaster Mims College Preparatory School of Cincinnati, Ohio; which operated as an independent educational institution. He also garnered international educational leadership expertise while serving as Dean of Students at a school in the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Collins is currently a Visiting Associate Professor, Interim Chairperson, and Master’s Degree Program Coordinator in the Educational Leadership and Counseling Dept. at Florida A&M University.


Work History

  • Black male educator representation/retention

  • Historiography & Education


  • Educational Leadership, Ph. D | 2002
    Miami University
    Dissertation Title: Rituals of Empowerment, Disempowerment, and Critical Transformative Leadership at a School in Transition
  • Elementary Education, M. ED | 1997
    Florida A&M University
  • Elementary Education, B.A | 1995
    Florida A&M University
  • Liberal Studies, A.A | 1993
    University of Central Florida

Work History

  • Tallahassee, FAMU College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling
    Interim Dept. Chairperson: July 2022 - Present
    Visiting Associate Professor: August 2021 - Present
    Master’s Degree Program Coordinator: August 2021 - Present

  • Abu Dhabi City, Kindergarten and Primary School
    Dean of Students | 2019- 2021

Academic Accomplishments

  • EDA 5193: Master’s Program: Educational Leadership I: Instruction
  • EDA 5232: Master’s Program: Legal Aspect of Education
  • EDA 5940: Master’s Program: Internship in Educational Administration
  • EDA 6278: Doctoral Program: Self and Interpersonal Context in Educational Leadership
  • EDH 6635: Doctoral Program: Overview of Higher Education Administration