Santa Clara University

School of Education and Counseling Psychology

Angelo Collins

Phone: 408-551-1787
Location: Guadalupe Hall
Room number: 214

Angelo Collins Ph.D.

Associate Dean

Angelo Collins grew up in Chicago and its suburbs. She earned a BS in Biology and Education from Marian College (now University) of Fond du Lac, WI. She holds an MS in Biology from Michigan State University and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Human Genetics from the University of Wisconsin. Angelo considers herself first and foremost a teacher, having spent more than 15 years in K-12 classrooms teaching various sciences and mathematics in a variety of settings ranging from an experimental school organized around the Seven Systems to a Chicago inner-city high school.

In her academic career she has had many leadership opportunities including serving as Director of the Teacher Assessment Project at Stanford University and as the Director of the Project at the National Research Counsel that produced the National Science Education Standards (1995). She was the founding Executive Director of the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF). She comes to Santa Clara University from East Carolina University where she held the Elizabeth and Thomas Taft Endowed Chair in Science Education.

Her research interests lie at the intersection of teacher knowledge and development, teacher assessment and policy. She is the author of 7 books, 18 book chapters, 23 refereed journal articles, 37 other publications and has given numerous presentations and workshops.  She was co-editor of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching and has served on the editorial board of the journal, Science Education. She also has been a referee for many journals, conferences, scholarship organizations and foundations.  She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Educational Research Association. She has been awarded an Outstanding Alumni Recognition Award from the College of Education at the University of Wisconsin and been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Edgewood College. Collins also is a member of the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.