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Dr. Peter J. Collier

Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Portland State University


Education

1997

1989

1987

PhD. Systems Science / Sociology Ph.D., Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

M.S. Sociology, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

B.S. Social Science, Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, Oregon



Employment

July 2014 to present


EMERITUS PROFESSOR
Sociology Department, PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY

July 2008 - June 2014 PROFESSOR
Sociology Department, PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
June 2003 - July 2008

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Sociology Department, PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY

September 1997 -
June 2003
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Sociology Department, PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY

 

Dissertation
1997 Developing Pro-Social Identities: A Control System Model
Director: Robert Shotola

 

Refereed Publications
Books
October 2015

Developing Effective Student Peer Mentoring Programs: A Practioner’s Guide to Program Design, Delivery, Evaluation and Training
Sterling, VA: Stylus Press

June 2013 Serving and Learning: A Student Workbook for Community-Based Experiences Across the Disciplines
2nd Edition. Cress, Christine, Collier, Peter J. Reitenauer, Vicki and Associates. Sterling, VA: Stylus Press
2005 Serving and Learning: A Student Workbook for Community-Based Experiences Across the Disciplines
Cress, Christine, Collier, Peter J. Reitenauer, Vicki and Associates (co-published by American Association of Higher Education). Sterling, VA: Stylus Press
Articles
2017 Collier, Peter J.
“Why peer mentoring is an effective approach for promoting college student success,” Metropolitan Universities, forthcoming
2016 Messer, W. Barry and Collier, Peter J.
“Connecting Curriculum to Community Research: Professional Services, Research, and Teaching,”
Metropolitan Universities,
Vol. 26, Issue 3, pp. 33-52
2014

Collier, Peter J.
“Reflections on my Pacific Sociological Association Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Experiences”

The American Sociologist,
Vol. 45, Issue 2, pp. 292-294

2014 Keller, Thomas E., Collier, Peter J., Blakeslee, Jennifer E., Logan, Kay, McCracken, Karen and Morris, Cynthia D.
“Early Career Mentoring for Translational Researchers: Mentee Perspectives on Challenges and Issues”

Teaching and Learning in Medicine, Vol. 26, Issue 3, pp. 211-216.
2008

Collier, Peter J. and Morgan, David L.
"Is That Paper Really Due Today? Differences in First-Generation and Traditional College Students' Understandings of Faculty Members' Class-Related Expectations"

Higher Education, Vol. 55 Issue 4, pp.425-446

2005

Collier, Peter J. and Callero, Peter L.
"Role Theory and Social Cognition: Learning to Think like a Recycler"
Self and Identity, 4 pp. 44-58

2002 Collier, Peter J. and Morgan, David L.
"Community Service Through Facilitating Focus Groups: The Case for a Methods-based Service-Learning Course"
Teaching Sociology Vol. 30, pp. 185-199
2001

Collier, Peter J.
"The Differentiated Model of Role Identity Acquisition"

Symbolic Interaction, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 217-235.

2000 Collier, Peter J.
"The Effects of Completing a Capstone Course on Student Identity"
Sociology of Education, Vol. 73, pp.285-299
1999 Collier, Peter J. and Driscoll, Amy
“Multiple Methods of Student Reflection in Service-Learning Classes”
Journal of General Education, Vol. 48, #4, pp. 280-292
Book Chapters
2013

Collier, Peter J.
“Mentoring: Relationship Building for Empowerment”
Serving and Learning: A Student Workbook for Community-Based Experiences Across the Disciplines 2nd Edition C. Cress, P, Collier, & V. Reitenauer, (Eds.), Sterling, VA: Stylus Press

2013 Collier, Peter J.
“Leadership and Service Learning: Leveraging Change”

Serving and Learning: A Student Workbook for Community-Based Experiences Across the Disciplines 2nd Edition C. Cress, P, Collier, & V. Reitenauer, (Eds.). Sterling, VA: Stylus Press
2006 Kecskes, Kevin, Collier Peter, and Balsham, Martha
“Engaging Scholars in the Scholarship of Engagement: Advancing Research and Publication Knowledge and Creative Production”
Advancing Knowledge / Service-learning: Research to Transform the Field, Volume 6 S, Billig (Ed.), 2006, (pp. 159-181) Denver, CO: Information Age Publishing
2005 Collier, Peter J. and Reitenauer, Vicki
“Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards—Where Do You Go From Here?”
Serving and Learning: A Student Workbook for Community-Based Experiences Across the Disciplines C. Cress, P, Collier, & V. Reitenauer, (Eds.), 2005. (pp. 139-143) Sterling, VA: Stylus Press
2005 Collier, Peter J. and Voegele, Janelle
“Groups Are Fun, Groups Are Not Fun: Teamwork for the Common Good”
Serving and Learning: A Student Workbook for Community-Based Experiences Across the Disciplines C. Cress, P, Collier, & V. Reitenauer, (Eds.), 2005. (pp. 45-66) Sterling, VA: Stylus Press
2005.

Collier, Peter J. and Williams, Dilafruz
“Reflection in Action: The Learning-Doing Relationship”
Serving and Learning: A Student Workbook for Community-Based Experiences Across the Disciplines C. Cress, P, Collier, & V. Reitenauer, (Eds.) (pp. 83-98) Sterling, VA: Stylus Press

2005

Reitenauer, Vicki , Spring, Amy, Kecskes, Kevin, Kerrigan, Seanna, Cress, Christine, and Collier, Peter J.
“Building and Maintaining Community Partnerships”
Serving and Learning: A Student Workbook for Community-Based Experiences Across the Disciplines C. Cress, P, Collier, & V. Reitenauer, (Eds.), 2005. (pp. 17-32) Sterling, VA: Stylus Press

Other Refereed Publications
2015 Collier, Peter J.
“How To Establish That Your College Student Mentoring Program Positively Impacts Students” Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Mentoring Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2013

Collier, Peter J.
“How Peer Mentoring Improves Decision-making and Promotes College Student Success” Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Mentoring Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2012

Collier, Peter J., Keller, Thomas, and Logan, Kay
“Development and Evaluation of a Cross-program Course for Training Peer Mentors and Program Coordinators”, Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Mentoring Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2011 Collier, Peter J.
“Identity, Role Mastery and New College Student Success: A Developmental Model Proceedings of the Seventh Annual National Symposium on Student Retention, Charleston, South Carolina.
2010

Collier, Peter J., Morgan, David and Fellows, Collin
“Promoting Academic Success and Persistence Among First-Generation College Freshmen”, Proceedings of 2010 Hawaii International Conference on Education, University of Hawaii-West, Oahu, Hawaii

2008

Collier, Peter J., Jhaj, Sukhwant, Reder, Steve, Fellows, Collin, and Schwisow, Carmen “University Studies’ Students First Success System: Integrating on-line support resources into the general education curriculum to promote freshmen academic performance and retention“, Proceedings of the Fourth Annual National Symposium on Student Retention, Little Rock, Arkansas

2008 Collier, Peter J. and Fellows, Collin
“Expertise-Development Mentoring: A Case Study of an Intervention to Improve First-generation College Freshmen's Academic Performance and Retention”, Proceedings of the Fourth Annual National Symposium on Student Retention, Little Rock, Arkansas
2008 Collier, Peter J. and Fellows, Collin
“Improving first-generation college freshmen’s performance, progress and persistence: The Students First Mentoring Program”, Proceedings of 2008 Hawaii International Conference on Education, University of Hawaii-West, Oahu, Hawaii
 
Reports
2010

Collier, P., & Fellows, C.
”Improving First-Generation, Low-Income Student Retention in Higher Education: Examining the Persistence of Role-Mastery based Advising and Telementoring Intervention Effects”
2006-2009 Final Report, National Academic Advisers Association (NACADA) Research Grant-Funded Project

2008

Collier, P., Fellows, C. & B. Holland
“Students First: Improving First-Generation Student Retention and Performance in Higher Education: Final Report of Program Activities: 2005 – 2008 Report U.S. Department of Education, FIPSE Comprehensive Grant Program


Selected Presentations at Professional Meetings
 
April 2015

“Mentoring, Reflection and Promoting Student Success: The New Johari Window”. Paper to be presented at the 86th Annual meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association Convention, Long Beach, California.

April 2015 “The Alphabet of Role Mastery: Examples from a Study of McNair Scholars’ transitions to graduate school. Co-author: Restad, Cristina. Paper to be presented at the 86th Annual meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association Convention, Long Beach, California.
March 2014

“Comparing Faculty Members’ and Advisers’ Perspectives on Important Freshman-year Student Adjustment Issues,". Paper presented at the 85th Annual meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association Convention, Portland, Oregon

March 2014

“Graduate Students Mentoring Graduate Students: A Template for Student Success,”. Co-authors: Restad, Cristina and Foutch, James. Paper presented at the 85th Annual meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association Convention, Portland, Oregon

October 2013

“Creating Sustainable and Dynamic Peer Mentoring Programs,” Co-authors: Townley, Jill and Braun, Paul. National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA) Region 1 Pre-conference Workshop, Spokane, Washington

November 2011 “Identity, Role Mastery and New College Student Success: A Developmental Model,". Paper presented at the Seventh Annual National Symposium on Student Retention, Charleston, South Carolina.
September 2011 “Students Mentoring Students: Development and evaluation of a course training peer mentors and program coordinators,". Co-authors: Keller, Tom and Logan, Kay. Paper presented at the First Annual Peer-to-peer Mentoring Conference, Portland State University, Portland, OR.
April 2010 “Leveling the Playing Field: Importing Cultural Capital and Promoting First-Generation College Freshmen Success,". Co-authors: Morgan, David and Fellows, Collin. Paper presented at the 81st Annual meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association Convention, Oakland, California.
April 2010

“Role Mastery, Schema Development and First–Generation College Student Success,". Co-authors: Morgan, David and Fellows, Collin. Paper presented at the 81st Annual meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association Convention, Oakland, California.

April 2009 “Demystifying Higher Education and Promoting First Generation Student Success: The Students First Mentoring Program,". Co-authors: Morgan, David and Fellows, Collin. Paper presented at the 80th Annual meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association Convention, San Diego, California.
January 2009 “Connecting Transfer Students with University General Education Values: A Hybrid Gateway Course,". Co-authors: Jhaj, Sukhwant, Smallman, Shawn, Spring, Amy, Voegele, Janelle. Paper presented at 2009 Student Success and Retention Conference: Access and Success for All, Portland, Oregon.
January 2009 “The Students First Success System: Promoting academic success through expertise development mentoring,". Co-authors: Smallman, Shawn, Reder, Stephen, Jhaj, Sukhwant. Paper presented at 2009 American Association of Colleges and Universities Annual Meetings, Seattle, Washington.
October 2008

“’But does it Stick?’ Assessing long-term impacts of first-generation student support interventions,". Co-author: Fellows, Collin. Paper presented at the 2008 National Academic Advisors Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

September 2008 “Expertise-development mentoring: A case study of an intervention to improve first-generation college freshmen's academic performance and retention, “ . Co-author: Fellows, Collin. Paper presented at the 4th Annual National Symposium on Student Retention, Little Rock, Arkansas.
September 2008 “University Studies’ Students First Success System: Integrating on-line support resources into the General Education curriculum to promote Freshmen academic performance and retention." Co-authors: Reder, Stephen, Jhaj, Sukhwant, Fellows, Collin, and Schwisow. Paper presented at the 4th Annual National Symposium on Student Retention, Little Rock, Arkansas.
July 2008 “Learning How College Works: Promoting Personal Responsibility in First Generation Students,". Co-presenters: Fellows, Collin, Jhaj, Sukhwant, Smallman, Shawn, Spring, Amy, and Voegele, Janelle. Workshop presented at 2008 American Association of Colleges and Universities’ Summer Institute, Portland, Oregon.
April 2008 “Improving First-Generation Student Retention: What We Know Works and How Service Learning Can Help". Co-author: Fellows, Collin. Paper presented at the 11th Annual Continuums of Service Conference, Portland, Oregon.
April 2008 “Students First: Evaluating a Program for Improving First-Generation Student Retention & Performance in Higher Education". Co-authors: Morgan, David, Fellows, Collin. Paper presented at the 79th Annual meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association Convention, Portland, Oregon.
August 2007 “Mentoring as ‘Imported’ Cultural Capital: A Program to Facilitate 1st-generation Students’ Transition to the University". Co-authors: Morgan, David, Fellows, Collin. Paper presented at the 102nd Annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, New York, New York.
August 2006 “The Students First Mentoring Project: A Role-theory-based Intervention to Improve Low-income, First Generation Student Retention,". Co-author: Morgan, David. Paper presented: 101st Annual meetings of the American Sociological Association Convention, Montreal, Canada.
November 2002

"What We Can Do To Increase Students' Chances of Success at the University: The Importance of Understanding Faculty Expectations in Regards to Student Academic Behavior". Fall Conference 2002: TRIO in the Pacific Northwest: 25 Years of Educational Access, Portland, Oregon.

 

Invited Presentations
 
  “Who Benefits from Community-based Learning?” May 2015. Keynote address Fifteenth Annual Portland Community College Community-Based Learning Awards Banquet, Portland, OR.


“What Do Mentees Really Get From Participating in a Mentoring Program?” September 2011. Keynote address First Annual Peer-to-peer Mentoring Conference, Portland State University, Portland, OR.

“Expertise-development mentoring: A case study of an intervention to improve first generation college freshmen's academic performance and retention.” June, 2010. Webinar sponsored by the Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
  “Students First: Mentoring, Demystifying Higher Education, and Promoting First-Generation Student Success.” April, 2010. Keynote address Retention Workshop, St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA
  “Retention programs that Work: The Students First Mentoring Program.” September 2008 Presentation to the Oregon University System Student Completion and Participation Sub-committee, Portland, Oregon
  “First Generation Students: What we know and how to work with them.” August 2008. Presentation at Clark College, Vancouver, Washington.
  “First Generation Students: What we know and how to work with them.” May 2008. Keynote address Part-time Faculty Institute, Portland Community College – Sylvania Campus, Portland, OR.
  "Improving Student Retention: First Generation and Beyond." April 2008. Presentation at Portland Community College – Southeast Campus, Portland, OR.
 

“Students First: Improving first-generation students performance and retention in Higher Education.” September 2007. Presentation to the Oregon University System Student Completion and Participation Sub-committee, Portland, OR.

  “Students First: Improving First Generation Students’ Performance and Retention in Higher Education,” June 2007. Keynote address Minnesota Campus Compact State-wide Retention Summit. St. Paul, Minnesota.
  “Improving First Generation Students’ Performance and Retention in Higher Education,” April 2007. Presentation at Portland Community College – Cascade Campus, Portland, OR.
Grants and Fellowships
Externally Funded Grants and Awards
2010-2011

Co-investigator, “Mentor Learning Network for NIH Researchers,” Oregon Health Sciences University(OHSU)-PSU Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research (CIMR) Pilot Project, Tom Keller, PI, sub-contract from OHSU.

funded $24,000 year

 

2006 - 2009

Principal Investigator, "Improving First-Generation Low Income Student Retention in Higher Education: Examining the persistence of Role-Mastery based Advising and Telementoring Intervention Effects.” National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Research Grant Program.

funded $15,000

 

2004 - 2008

Principal Investigator, “Students First: Improving First-Generation Student Retention in Higher Education.” U.S. Department of Education, Federal Improvement in Post-Secondary Education Grant Program.

funded $374,940

 

2001

Principal Investigator, "First Generation College Student Adjustment Issues." National Foundation for the Improvement of Education Leadership Grant Program.

funded $1,000

Internally Funded Grants and Awards
2011-14

Principal Investigator, “Advancing a developmental model of college student success: Identifying and understanding key issues for first year college students,” David Morgan, Co-Principal Investigator, Faculty Enhancement Grant

funded $7,785

2011

Principal Investigator, “Research and Development of Training for College Peer Mentors and Mentoring Program Coordinators,Funded under a Cradle to Career Planning Grant, Portland State University. Joint project of PSU Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research (CIMR) - Oregon Campus Compact

funded $ 12,500

2009

Proposal co-author and founding Faculty Fellow, PSU Center of Excellence: Promoting Success Through Connection: A PSU Center for Inter-Disciplinary Mentoring Research, Tom Keller, Co-author and Center Director

funded $ 99,979

2004

Principal Investigator w/ student Collin Fellows “Differences in traditional and first-generation incoming PSU freshmen’s understanding of “what factors affect academic success at the University,” Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant for Undergraduates

funded $1,500

2004

Principal Investigator (David Morgan & Christine Cress co-investigators) “How Is College Different From High School?” A Longitudinal Study of Relationship Between In-Coming Freshmen’s Perceptions of Factors Affecting Academic Success and Actual First-Year Performance.” Provost’s Foundation Award

funded $2,000


Selected Evaluation, Assessment and Consulting Experience
 
2016-2017 TRiO Program, University of Maine-Farmington, Farmington, Maine. Consultant providing peer mentoring program design, development, implement, evaluation and mentor training services.
2016-2017 TRiO Program, San Diego State University, San Diego, California. Consultant providing peer mentoring program design, development, implement, evaluation and mentor training services.
2016-2017

Build EXITO Program, Portland State University and Oregon Health Sciences

University. Formative evaluator and focus group facilitator

2013-2015

PSU ReThink Project #93: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due, evaluator

2012 Oregon Campus Compact Americorps training, “Issues to consider when setting up a mentoring program: What is mentoring supposed to provide in your program?”, Eagle Creek, Oregon, presenter and workshop leader
2010

St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California. Keynote speaker and workshop leader on first-generation student retention issues, mentoring program design and assessment.

2008-2009 Faculty-in-Residence for Retention, PSU University Studies Program
2007-2013

CareOregon Health Plan, Research design consultant and focus group facilitator

2007

Minnesota Campus Compact, State-wide Retention Summit, St. Paul, Minnesota. Keynote speaker and workshop leader on developing mentor training programs, multi-media delivery of mentoring resources and first-generation college student retention issues

2006-2009

Urban Transfer Research Network Lumina Foundation-funded study (Dr. Kathi Ketcheson, Principal Investigator), Research design and instrument development consultant

2006 Multnomah County Public Library, Los Libros project, Research design consultant and focus group trainer
2004 Metropolitan Alliance for the Common Good, “Citizen Dialogue on Healthcare Project,” Research design consultant.
2003 Fort Vancouver Regional Library: “Improving Latino Community Access,” Research design consultant and focus group trainer
2002 PSU Provost's University Vision and Values Focus Group Project, Co-principal investigator
2002 Fixed Term Faculty Task Force, Research design consultant and focus group trainer
1999 Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, California State University, Monterey Bay, Seaside, California. Presenter and workshop leader on student outcomes assessment in higher education.
1998-1999 Freshman Goals Inventory/Role-Identity Assessment Project, PSU University Studies Program, Project director
1997-1999

Capstone Assessment Project, PSU Center for Academic Excellence, Project director

Membership in Professional Societies
 

American Sociological Association

Pacific Sociological Association

Oregon Program Evaluators’ Network

 

 

 

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