Lori Collins-Hall has spent twenty-five years in higher education as a scholar-practitioner, engaging students in transformative learning opportunities and high-impact community engagement, including community-based service-learning, community evaluation research, coalition building, and work-based education. Most recently, Lori served as the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH. During her time at Antioch College, Lori supported the young institution through gaining regional accreditation, facilitated the College’s strategic planning process, and contributed to the development of Antioch’s ecological and agricultural focus. Prior to Antioch, Lori was a tenured faculty member, Chair of the Sociology Department, and Assessment Coordinator at Hartwick College.
Lori brings valuable experience in assessment and accreditation having led Antioch College’s successful and accelerated bid for accreditation, served on Hartwick’s self-study team, as a Middle States evaluator, and as an assessment consultant to multiple institutions. In September 2009 she was accepted for a prestigious fellowship as a Teagle Assessment Scholar, recognizing her significant contribution to assessment and program evaluation in higher education. In this role, and as a nationally recognized Teagle Assessment Scholar, she serves to promote and support institutional and program-level assessment on a national level.
Lori’s scholarship focuses on applied research for the purposes of creating change and exemplifies the links between theory and practice. Her early research examines the impact of domestic violence on children, culminating in the development of local programs to address the unique needs of child victims of domestic and partner violence. Her scholarship includes evaluation research projects for federal, state and local community not-for-profit and legal agencies in the areas of education, domestic violence, juvenile and family court, and juvenile drug prevention and rehabilitation.
|Ph.D., Sociology||State University of New York at Albany|
|B.A, cum laude, Major in Sociology, Minor in Philosophy||State University of New York at Cortland|
|Workshop Presenter, “On Ways of Framing Experiential Learning,” The 2017 Oral History in the Liberal Arts Institute, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH (July 2017)|
|Co-author, “Using a Model of Institutional Departure to Better Understand Retention.” Poster presentation with Jim Woehrle and Hannah Spirrison. AIR Annual Forum, May 30-June 2, 2017, Washington, DC|
|Panel Presenter, Southern Ohio Council on Higher Education’s Teagle Assessment Workshop, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH (February 2016)|
|Presenter with Laura Palucki-Blake, “Engaging Students in Assessment of General Education Goals: From Guided Inquiry and Analysis to Improvement”, American Association of Colleges and Universities, Portland, OR (February 2014).|
|Keynote speaker and workshop presenter, Ithaca College Annual Assessment Summit, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY (May 2013)|
|Presenter, “Capping Student Experience: Results of Student Research on CBSL at Hartwick College”, Faculty Teaching Table, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY (November 2012)|
|Presenter, Lori Collins-Hall, Erin Doyle ’13, and Katelynn Collins-Hall ’13, “Capping the Student Experience with Institutional Assessment”, New York State Sociological Association (October 2012)|
|Organizer, “Conversation with the President: Hartwick College Assessment,” Hartwick College’s First Annual Assessment Forum, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY (March 2011)|
|Workshop Series, “Assessment 101: The Basics of Assessment”, Faculty and Staff Development – Staff Council (January 2012); PSGE Center for Professional Service and Global Engagement (May 2011); Institutional Technology (February 2011); Institutional Advancement Assessment Forum (April 2009); Student Life (March 2009), Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY|
|Presenter with President Margaret Drugovich, “Meaningful Change: a Strategic Framework for Maximizing Institutional Capacity”, American Association of Colleges and Universities, San Francisco, CA (January 2011)|
|Presenter with Francis, P., Russo, T., Bertelle, R., “Putting Assessment Where it Belongs: At the Center of Teaching and Learning”, Assessment Network of New York, Pre-Conference Workshop, Seneca Falls, NY (April, 2011)|
|Presenter with President Margaret Drugovich, “Leadership, Collaboration and Assessment in Organizational Development”, North American Council for Staff, Program and Organizational Development, St. Paul, MN (November 2009)|
|Workshop, “College-wide Assessment Planning Retreat”, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY (June 2009)|
|Workshop Series, “The Effect of Domestic Violence on Children”, Continuing Education Training for New York State Law Guardians, Appellate Division, Third Department, Albany, NY (September 2009, November 2009 and May 2010)|
|Workshop, Committee on Assessment of General Education, two-day retreat, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY (June 2008)|
|Workshop, “Shining a Light on Logic Modeling and Outcomes Assessment”, Grant Writing Workshop, Executive Service Corp, Oneonta, NY (September 2006)|
|Presenter, “Victims’ Services: Employee Coaching Workshop”, Pathways Conference for Victims’ Services Providers, Harrisburg, PA (November 2005)|
|Presenter, “Community-based Learning: What it is, How to do it, and What it Can Add to Your Classes”, Faculty Development, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY (November 2001)|
|Lori Collins-Hall and Christina Sorrentino “The Strong Impact of High-Impact Practices on Students”. Impact: The Newsletter of the Assessment Network of New York. February 2012, volume 2: issue 1|
|Author and Editor: JUST ASC! Newsletter – Published twice a year representing assessment efforts of faculty, staff and students at Hartwick College and other Colleges and Universities in New York State|
|Victims’ Rights Compliance Assessment Report for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. National Office of Victims of Crime Report. 2006. The National Office of Victims of Crime.|
|Krohn, Marvin D., Terrence P. Thornberry, Lori Collins-Hall and Allan Lizotte. 1994. “Family Relationships, School Dropout and Delinquent Behavior; an Examination of the Causes and Consequences of Dropping Out of School”. In Howard Kaplan (Eds.) Drugs, Crime, and Other Deviant Adaptations: Longitudinal Studies.|
Interests:As a Personal Trainer, Lori believes in the power of movement to connect us with our humanity and the world/earth. She enjoys kayaking, hiking and walking on the beach with her wife, Chris, and her dog, Simon. She also enjoys participating in Mud Runs and Spartan Races with friends. She is definitely not afraid to roll up her sleeves and get dirty. Lori also fancies herself a “chicken wing connoisseur”, having tried local wing recipes across 30 states and hundreds of local restaurants. She will tell you the best wings she has ever tasted are the chimichurri from My Father’s Place in Oneonta, NY and I31 whiskey wings at Irish 31 Pub House & Eatery in Tampa, FL.
Teagle Assessment Fellowship (2013)
Special Merit Award for Service, Hartwick College (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010)
Special Merit Award for Teaching, Hartwick College (2006, 2001)
Wandersee Scholar-in-Residence Award, Hartwick College (2002)
Induction into the Alpha Kappa Delta National Honor Society (1988)
RELEVENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Antioch College (2016 – August 30, 2019)
Vice President of Academic Affairs, Antioch College (2014 – 2016)
Teagle Assessment Scholar (2008 – 2017)
Assessment Coordinator, Hartwick College (2008 – 2012)
Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department, Hartwick College (1994 – 2014)
Lori is passionate about engaging students in transformative learning opportunities and high-impact community engagement. Across twenty-five years in higher education, as a scholar-practitioner, she engages students in community-based service learning, community evaluation research, coalition building, and work-based education. As an innovative, collaborative, and action-oriented leader, she supports and facilitates the work of a dynamic staff, faculty and student affairs teams through shared governance, faculty and staff development, dynamic integrative curriculum design, collaborative partnerships and evidence-based decision-making. As an institutional leader, she strives to enhance their work through the building of institutional capacity and resources, effective operational policies and procedures, and integrative strategic planning to align curricular and co-curricular learning outcomes and enhance student experience.
Three Books You Recommend?
Coelho, Paulo. The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream. HarperPerennial, 1988.
Morgan, Arthur E. The Small Community: Foundation of Democratic Life. Community Service, Inc., 1984
Millman, Dan. Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives. H.J. Kramer, Inc., 1984