Detailed Information for Emerald Collins

Emerald Collins 
College of Education, West
 » Assistant Professor
Office Location
Ferguson Hall 106 
Voice: (940) 397-4136

Contact Information

My Websites


  • Transitional Services in Secondary Education for Youth with disabilities
  • Attrition of Special Education Teachers: Retaining highly qualified professionals
  • Mentoring and Teacher Training of Special Education Teachers
  • Cultural linguistic and diversity issues in Special Education
  • Effective Behavioral Management Strategies for At Risk youth with E/BD


Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2013 SPED 6013  X10  Teaching Strategies for Affective Disorders    Online 
Details Fall 2013 SPED 4113 & 5613    Foundations of Special Education    Ferguson Hall 202

Monday 5:30-8:20 p.m.

Details Fall 2013 SPED 3613  102  Exceptional Individuals    Ferguson Hall 303

Tuesday/Thursdays 8:00-9:20 a.m.

Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
Central Texas College A.G.S. 2004-5-25 0:0:0 
Excelsior College B.S. 2005-12-10 0:0:0 
Tarleton State University M. Ed. 2010-5-15 0:0:0 
University of North Texas Ph.D. Special Education 2013-8-9 0:0:0 

Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 US Army  27M  1998-05-18  2006-04-17
 Killeen ISD  Special Education Paraprofessional  2004-08-01  2006-05-15
 Killeen ISD  Special Education Teacher  2006-08-01  2007-05-15
 Hurst Euless Bedford ISD  Special Education Teacher  2007-08-01  2010-05-15
 University of North Texas  Doctoral Research Assistant  2010-06-01  2013-08-09

Research and Publications

Professional Publications:

Bullock, L. M., Gable, R.A., Lewis, C. G., Collins, E. R., Zolkoski, S.M., Carrero, K., & Lusk, M. E. (2012). Ensuring successful outcomes for children and youth from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Preventing School Failure, 57(1).