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Associate Provost for Digital Learning, Office of the Provost, Middlebury College. June 2015 – present.

Senior Director for Inspiration and Outreach, Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University. March 2015 – June 2015.

Director of Digital Learning Initiatives, Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning, Stanford University. August 2012 – March 2015.

Associate Director for Technology and Teaching, Center for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University. January 2012 – August 2012.

Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Texas Wesleyan University. July 2008 – January 2012.

Instructional Coordinator, Instructional Support Services, Texas Woman’s University. June 2007 – July 2008.

Instructor, Department of Technology and Cognition, University of North Texas. Fall 2006 – Spring 2007.

Instructor, Associate of Arts in Teaching Program, North Central Texas College. Summer 2006 – Fall 2007


Ph.D. Family Studies, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX, August 2008.
Dissertation: MKs’ Repatriation Narratives

M.S. Family Studies, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX, August 2005.

B.A. Family Studies, summa cum laude, Union University, Jackson, TN, December 2001.



Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) by the National Council on Family Relations (2008 – 2011)

Learning Technology Leadership certification by the EDUCAUSE Institute (June 2010)

Breakthrough Models Academy certificate from the EDUCAUSE Institute (July 2013)



Lohnes Watulak, S., Henrickson, J., & Collier, A. (in press). Centering the margins through critical instructional design. In J. Quinn, S. Jhanghiani, &  M. Burtis (Eds.), Toward a Critical Instructional Design. Hybrid Pedagogy Press.

Collier, A., & Lohnes Watulak, S. (in press). Critical digital pedagogy across learning ecologies: Studios as sites of partnerships for strategic change. In G. Veletsianos, S. Koseoglu, & C. Rowell (Eds.), Critical digital pedagogy: Broadening horizons, bridging theory and practice. Athabasca University Press.

Beetham, H., Collier, A., Czerniewicz, L., et al. (2022). Surveillance practices, risks and responses in the post pandemic university. Digital Culture & Education, 14(1), 16-37

MacKenzie, A., Bacalja, A., Annamali, D. et al. (2021). Dissolving the dichotomies between online and campus-based teaching: a collective response to The Manifesto for Teaching Online (Bayne et al. 2020). Postdigital Science and Education.

Collier, A., & Ross, J. (2020). Higher education after surveillance? Postdigital Science and Education.

Collier, A. (2020). Inclusive design and design justice: Strategies to shape our classes and communities. Educause Review, 55(4).

Collier, A. (2020). Locks on our bridges: Critical and generative lenses on open education. In M. Bali, C. Cronin, L. Czerniewicz, R. DeRosa, and R. Jhangiani (Eds.), Open at the margins: Critical perspectives on open education.

Lohnes Watulak, S. & Collier, A. (2020), Guest editorial. International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 37(3), 69-71.

Collier, A. (2017, August). Digital sanctuary: Refuge and protection on the web? Educause Review, 52(5).

Collier, A., & Ross, J. (2017). For whom, and for what? Not-yetness and thinking beyond open content. Open Praxis, 9(1), 7-16.

Ross, J., & Collier, A. (2016, May). Complexity, mess and not-yetness: Teaching online with emerging technologies. In G. Veletsianos (Ed.), Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning: Foundations and Applications. Edmonton, AB: Athabasca University Press.

Collier, A., & Ross, J. (2015, August). Embracing digital messiness in education. A Manifesto for Digital Messiness.

Saltarelli, A. J., Collier, A., & Glass, C. R. (2015, August). MOOC professors’ agency in the face of disruption. Educause Review Online.

Veletsianos, G., Collier, A., & Schneider, E. (2015). Digging deeper into learners’ experiences in MOOCs: Participation in social networks outside of MOOCs, notetaking, and contexts surrounding content consumption. British Journal of Educational Technology 46(3), 570-587.

Collier, A. (2014, September). Engaging students in online environments. In B. Toblowsky (Ed.), Paths to Learning: Teaching for Engagement in College (pp. 113-134). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Caulfield, M., Collier, A., Halawa, S. (2013, October). Rethinking online community in MOOCs used for blended learning. Educause Review Online.

Collier, A., Watson, W., & Ozuna, A. (2011, July). Classroom.NEXT: Engaging faculty and students in learning space design. Educause Learning Initiative Brief.

Colley, K., & Collier, A. (2009, Spring). An overlooked social media tool? Making a case for wikis. PR Strategist, 34-35.

Collier, A., & Petty, K. (2006). Characteristics and repatriation issues of Third Culture Kids: Implications for higher education personnel. Journal of College Orientation and Transition, 14(1), 39-46.



Collier, A. (2021, October). Inclusive design & design justice: A call to action for university faculty. Keynote given for the University of Utah. Online.

Collier, A. (2021, September). Reimagining assessment: Strategies for institutional change. Plenary talk given for Athabasca University. Online.

Collier, A. (2021, March). Digital sanctuary: Caring for our students’ data. Invited talk for Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Digital Pedagogy Webinar Series. Online.

Collier, A. (2020, September). What about those love locks? An invitation to explore the messiness of open education. Keynote given at the 2020 VIVA Open and Affordable Community Forum. Online.

Collier, A. (2020, August). From curb cuts to Discotechs: How inclusive design and design justice can shape our classes and communities. Keynote given at the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference. Online.

Collier, A. (2019, June). Ambitious future for (digital) education: Perspectives from Tropicalia. Keynote given at Domains 2019 conference. Durham, NC.

Collier, A. (2019, January). Digital information environmentalism: Helping students and faculty improve the web. Invited talk given at Davidson College. Davidson, NC.

Collier, A. (2018, November). Information Environmentalism: Critical Digital Agency for Students and Educators. Invited talk given in the Horizons Colloquium Series at Colgate University. Hamilton, NY

Collier, A., & Richards, S. (2018, May). Information environmentalism. Invited workshop at the annual conference of the Liberal Arts Consortium for Online Learning. Northfield, MN.

Collier, A. (2018, March). Critical digital fluency: Agency and activism in today’s polluted digital world. Plenary presentation at the annual Open SUNY conference. New York, NY.

Collier, A. (2017, September). Possible worlds, possible futures: Students galvanized on the web. Keynote presentation at annual conference of the Council of Independent Colleges’ Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research. Washington D.C.

Collier, A. (2017, June). The locks on our bridges: Critical and generative lenses for open education. Keynote presentation at the ATI Camp. Plymouth, NH.

Collier, A. (2017, May). Reclaiming impact: Not-yetness as a lens for resisting decomplexification. Invited presentation at the Ohio State University Innovate conference. Columbus, OH.

Collier, A. (2017, February). “It should be necessary to start:” Critical digital pedagogy for troubled political times. Invited presentation at the University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.

Collier, A. (2017, February). Embodiment and the digital: Constructing and deconstructing the body. Invited presentation for the Whole Body workshop series. Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey. Monterey, CA.

Collier, A. (2016, August). Love and risk in education: A call to resistance. Keynote presentation at Campus Technology conference. Boston, MA.

Collier, A. (2016, March). Not yetness. Keynote presentation at the Digital Pedagogy Lab Cairo conference. Cairo, Egypt.

Collier, A., & Stommel, J. (2015, August). Emergent learning. Keynote presentation at the Digital Pedagogy Lab Institute. Madison, WI.

Collier, A. (2015, March). Embracing not-yetness of emerging technologies. Keynote presentation at the Building Bridges conference. Spokane, WA.

Collier, A. (2014, August). The good, the bad, and the unbundled: Reflecting on the “unbundling” of US higher education. Invited presentation to the Digital Cultures and Education Research Group at the University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.

Collier, A., & Ross, J. (2014, April). Mess in online education: How it is, how it should be. Plenary presentation at the annual Sloan-C Emerging Technologies for Online Learning conference. Dallas, TX.



Lohnes Watulak, S. & Collier, A. (2020, June). Mind the gap: Exploring and establishing criticality Within a “service” organization. Presentation at the Online Learning Consortium Innovate conference. Online.

Collier, A., Lohnes Watulak, S. & Taylor, A. (2020, March). Leveraging internal structures for strategic and sustainable online initiatives: Case studies in shifting organization models and institutional revenue sharing. Presentation at the annual UPCEA conference. Online.

Collier, A. & Croom, A. (2018, April). Annotating Terms of Service to engage critical lenses on teaching and learning platforms. Presentation at the Online Learning Consortium Innovate conference. Nashville, TN.

Collier, A., Croom, A., Eshleman, K. & Luke, J. (2017, November). Open practices, digital sanctuaries: A trans-institutional conversation about students risk and agency in Domains initiative. Presentation at the 2017 Open Education conference. Anaheim, CA.

Collier, A., & Ross, J. (2017, February). Contesting unbundling: Not-yetness and the digital university. Presentation at the Educational Futures and Fractures conference. Glasgow, Scotland.

Bowles, K., Collier, A., Cormier, D., Eshleman, K., Gogia, L., & Stewart, B. (2016, November). Floating in a sea of data: Why higher ed needs #SoNAR. Presentation at the annual OpenEd conference. Richmond, VA.

Morris, S. M., Collier, A., & Slay, A. (2016, November). Critical instructional design and open education. Presentation at the 2016 Open Education conference. Richmond, VA.

Saltarelli, A., & Collier, A. (2016, April). Innovation is not enough: Building soft infrastructure to incubate good ideas. Presentation at the 2016 OLC Innovate conference. New Orleans, LA.

Collier, A., & Ross, J. (2015, November). For whom and for what? Pushing back on the stuff of open education. Presentation at the annual OpenEd conference. Vancouver, BC.

Collier, A., Clark, T., Johnson, K., Torvicia Prusko, P., Bali, M. (2015, April). Ed tech women: A conversation. Presented as a featured session at the Emerging Technologies for Online Learning conference. Dallas, TX.

Collier, A., Saltarelli, A., & Widner, M. (2014, November). Building on open web architectures to support distributed communities of learning. Presentation at the annual OpenEd conference. Washington DC.

Collier, A., & Ross, J. (2014, April). Mess in online education: How it is, how it should be. Plenary presentation at the annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning conference. Dallas, TX.

Lue, R., Dellarocas, C., & Collier, A. (2014, March). Innovation in the instructional ecosystem: Changing roles for faculty and other professionals. Invited panel presentation at the Online Learning Summit. Berkeley, CA.

Collier, A., Watters, A., Veletsianos, G., & Joosten, T. (2014, March). Startups should talk to educators and researchers. Panel presentation at the annual SXSWEdu conference. Austin, TX.

Collier, A., & Veletsianos, G. (2014, February). Messy realities: Investigating learners’ experiences in MOOCs. Presentation at the annual Educause Learning Initiative conference. New Orleans, LA.

Collier, A., Stewart, B., & Joosten, T. (2013, December). What happens next? Post-MOOC hype. Invited keynote panel presentation at the MOOC Research Initiative Conference. Arlington, TX.

Collier, A., Caulfield, M., & Ordonez, P. (2013, November). Distributed flip confidential: MOOC use in the blended classroom at the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras. Presentation at the annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning. Orlando, FL.

Collier, A. (2013, February). “You can’t stop the signal, Mal” and other great lessons from Stanford’s MOOCs. Presentation at the annual Educause Learning Initiative conference. Denver, CO.

Collier, A. (2012, November). MOOCs: Monsters, machines, rock stars…and humans?  Plenary presentation at the DET/CHE annual conference. Marina del Rey, CA.

Collier, A., Alexander, E., Watson, W., & Ozuna, A. (2011, October). Classroom.NEXT: Engaging faculty in classroom design through collaboration and competition. Presentation at the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network annual conference. Atlanta, GA. 



Courses taught at Middlebury College
Inclusive Design and Design Justice in Practice
Intercultural Rhetoric Inquiry Space (IRIS)

Courses taught for the Digital Pedagogy Lab
Inclusive Design and Design Justice in Practice
Critical Instructional Design (online and f2f)
Design for Change

Courses taught at Stanford University
EDU338X Innovations in Education

Courses taught at Texas Wesleyan University
HSC 8214 Learning Technologies and Informatics
PSY 3305 Adolescent Development 

Courses taught at Texas Woman’s University
FS 1603 Child in the Family and Community
FS 3613 Family Crisis

Courses taught at the University of North Texas
DFEC 4423 Families, Schools, and Community Resources

Courses taught at North Central Texas College

TECA 1303 Child and Community
TECA 1311 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
TECA 1354 Child Growth and Development

Graduate Assistantships
FS 4603 Occupational Issues in Family Sciences
FS 5233 Communication in Marriage and Family
FS 5693 Research Methods
FS 5823 Family and Public Policy
FS 5843 Teaching Family Sciences



Gettin’ Air, Amy Collier (2020).

Hybrid Pedagogy, Questioning Learning (May 2016).

Teaching in Higher Education, Not-Yetness (October, 2015).



Board member, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, 2018-2020

Faculty, EDUCAUSE Learning Technology Leadership program, 2015-2017. Director of the program in 2017.

Leadership Seminar Director, Leadership Seminar: Using MOOCs to Spur Innovation, Educause Learning Initiative conference. February 2014.

Chair, Electronic Communications and Resources Committee, POD Network. Fall 2012 – Present.

Chair-Elect, Electronic Communications and Resources Committee, POD Network. Fall 2011 – Fall 2012.

Member, Electronic Communications and Resources Committee, POD Network. Fall 2010 – Fall 2011.

Grant Reviewer, Next Generation Learning Challenges, EDUCAUSE and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Fall 2010 – Spring 2011.

Texas Council on Family Relations, Board member 2006-2008



Former Students’ Association Outstanding Scholar Award, Texas Woman’s University, 2005
Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society for the Social Sciences, Chapter President, Union University, 2001
Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, member



Fluent in English and Portuguese
Workable knowledge (reading, comprehension) of Spanish and French

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