Faculty Profile

Brian Collins

Title
Chair
Department
Public Administration
College
College of Health and Public Service

    

Education

PhD, Indiana University, 2000.
Major: Political Science
BA, Transylvania University, 1989.
Major: Political Science

Current Scheduled Teaching*

PADM 5035.001, Professional Practice for Public managers, Fall 2021 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PADM 6950.710, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2021
PADM 5800.001, Public Management Internship, Summer 10W 2021 Syllabus
PADM 6950.705, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
PADM 5010.001, Public Administration and Society, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6950.704, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
PADM 5035.001, Professional Practice for Public managers, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5800.001, Public Management Internship, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6950.705, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
PADM 5010.001, Public Administration and Society, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PADM 6940.002, Directed Research in Public Administration, Fall 2019
PADM 6950.704, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
PADM 6900.001, Special Problems, Fall 2019
PADM 5010.001, Public Administration and Society, Spring 2019 SPOT
PADM 6940.002, Directed Research in Public Administration, Fall 2018
PADM 5800.001, Public Management Internship, Fall 2018 SPOT
PADM 6035.001, Social Science Inquiry, Fall 2018 SPOT
PADM 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
PADM 5700.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Spring 2018 SPOT
PADM 6710.001, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Spring 2018 SPOT
PADM 4130.001, American Intergovernmental Relations, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6950.704, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
PADM 5010.001, Public Administration and Society, Fall 2017 SPOT
PADM 4130.001, American Intergovernmental Relations, Summer 3W1 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5500.001, Administrative Research Methods I, Spring 2017 SPOT
PADM 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2017
PADM 5700.002, Seminar in Public Administration, Spring 2017 SPOT
PADM 6950.704, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2016
PADM 5010.001, Public Administration and Society, Fall 2016 SPOT
PADM 6035.001, Social Science Inquiry, Fall 2016 SPOT
PADM 4130.001, American Intergovernmental Relations, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6940.703, Directed Research in Public Administration, Spring 2016
PADM 5700.003, Seminar in Public Administration, Spring 2016 SPOT
PADM 6940.007, Directed Research in Public Administration, Fall 2015
PADM 5010.001, Public Administration and Society, Fall 2015 SPOT
PADM 6900.001, Special Problems, Fall 2015
PADM 6900.002, Special Problems, Fall 2015 SPOT
PADM 5700.004, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 8W1 2015 SPOT
PADM 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2015
PADM 5035.001, Professional Practice for Public managers, Spring 2015
PADM 5700.004, Seminar in Public Administration, Spring 2015
PADM 6710.004, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Spring 2015
PADM 6950.704, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2014
PADM 5010.001, Public Administration and Society, Fall 2014
PADM 6035.001, Social Science Inquiry, Fall 2014
PADM 6950.710, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2014
PADM 5700.002, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 10W 2014 Syllabus
PADM 5035.001, Professional Practice for Public managers, Spring 2014
PADM 5010.001, Public Administration and Society, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PADM 6940.006, Directed Research in Public Administration, Fall 2013
PADM 5035.001, Professional Practice for Public managers, Fall 2013
PADM 6035.001, Social Science Inquiry, Fall 2013
PADM 5500.001, Administrative Research Methods I, Summer 10W 2013
PADM 6950.710, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2013
PADM 6950.704, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2013
PADM 5010.001, Public Administration and Society, Spring 2013
PADM 5700.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Spring 2013
PADM 6710.001, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Spring 2013
PADM 6950.702, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2012
PADM 5035.001, Professional Practice for Public managers, Fall 2012
PADM 6035.001, Social Science Inquiry, Fall 2012
PADM 6950.700, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2012
PADM 5035.001, Professional Practice for Public managers, Summer 10W 2012
PADM 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2012
PADM 6950.703, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2012
PADM 5035.001, Professional Practice for Public managers, Spring 2012
PADM 5010.001, Public Administration and Society, Spring 2012
PADM 5700.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Spring 2012
PADM 6310.001, Seminar in Public Policy Implemention, Spring 2012
PADM 6950.702, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2011
PADM 6035.002, Social Science Inquiry, Fall 2011
PADM 5500.001, Administrative Research Methods I, Summer 3W1 2011
PADM 5035.001, Professional Practice for Public managers, Spring 2011
PADM 5700.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Spring 2011
PADM 6320.001, Seminar in Public Analysis and Program Evaluation, Spring 2011
PADM 6940.700, Directed Research in Public Administration, Fall 2010
PADM 6940.701, Directed Research in Public Administration, Fall 2010
PADM 5010.002, Public Administration and Society, Fall 2010
PADM 6035.001, Social Science Inquiry, Fall 2010
PADM 6900.700, Special Problems, Fall 2010
PADM 6700.001, Workshop in Public Administration, Summer 10W 2010
PADM 6940.700, Directed Research in Public Administration, Spring 2010
PADM 6940.701, Directed Research in Public Administration, Spring 2010
PADM 5700.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Spring 2010
PADM 6940.700, Directed Research in Public Administration, Fall 2009
PADM 6940.701, Directed Research in Public Administration, Fall 2009
PADM 6940.702, Directed Research in Public Administration, Fall 2009
PADM 5010.001, Public Administration and Society, Fall 2009
PADM 6710.002, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Fall 2009
PADM 5810.002, MPA Internship Practicum, Summer 5W2 2009
PADM 5500.001, Administrative Research Methods I, Spring 2009
PADM 6900.001, Special Problems, Spring 2009
PADM 6900.791, Special Problems, Spring 2009
PADM 5010.001, Public Administration and Society, Fall 2008
PADM 6710.001, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Fall 2008

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Collins, B. (2010). Governing State Economies: The Costs of Democracy. Saarbrucken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.
Book Chapter
Collins, B. (2011). "Agency Forms and Reforms: Institutional Design for State-Centric Networks and Block Grant Administration" in Networked Governance: The Future of Intergovernmental Management. Networked Governance: The Future of Intergovernmental Management. 127-144. Washington DC: Sage CQ Press. https://www.amazon.com/Networked-Governance-Future-Intergovernmental-Management/dp/1452203253
Collins, B., Khan, A. (2004). "Information Asymmetry in Public Investment Management" in Financial Management Theory in the Public Sector. Financial Management Theory in the Public Sector. 25-55. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
Journal Article
Keyes, L. M., Li, Q., Collins, B., Rivera-Torres, S. (2020). Senior Center Service Utilization: Do Social Ties Affect Participation Patterns?. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Online First, . SAGE. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0733464820975905
Collins, B., Kim, H. J., Tao, J. (2019). Managing for Citizen Satisfaction: Is Good Not Enough?. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs. 5(1), 21-38. https://doi.org/10.20899/jpna.5.1.21-38
Collins, B., Andrew, S. A., Khunwishit, S. (2016). Complex Grant Contracting and Social Equity: Barriers to Municipal Access in Federal Block Grant Programs. Public Performance and Managment Review. 39(2), 406-429. https://doi.org/10.1080/15309576.2015.1108797
Collins, B., Long, L. C. (2015). The Underemployment Puzzle: The Effects Of Overqualification And Involuntary Part-Time Status On Volunteering. Public Administration Quarterly. 39(4), 23-49. https://search.proquest.com/docview/1770072818?pq-origsite=gscholar
Wu, W., Change, S., Collins, B. (2015). Mobilizing Voluntary Organizations in Taiwanese Emergency Response: Citizen Engagement and Local Fire Branch Heads. Journal of Comtemporary Eastern Asia. 14(2), 45-55. https://doi.org/10.17477/jcea.2015.14.2.045
Collins, B. (2014). Credit and Credibility: State Government Bond Ratings, 1975-2002. American Review of Public Administration. 44(1), 112-123. https://doi.org/10.1177/0275074012460424
Collins, B. (2010). Using Shared Technology in Bioterrorism Planning and Response: Do Privacy Laws Affect Administrative Judgments?. Homeland Security Review. 4(1), 43-56. https://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/homlndsr4&div=6&id=&page=
Collins, B., Kim, H. J. (2009). Are Satisfied Citizens Willing to Pay More? Public Sector Consumerism as Equitable Social Exchange. Public Money & Management. 29(2), 109-116. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540960902768004
Collins, B., Gerber, B. J. (2008). Taken for Granted? Managing for Social Equity in Grant Programs.. Public Administration Review. 68(6), 1128-1141. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6210.2008.00960.x
Collins, B. (2008). What's the Problem in Public Sector Workforce Recruitment? A Comparative Analysis of the Public, Nonprofit, and Private Sectors.. International Journal of Public Administration. 31(14), 1592-1608. https://doi.org/10.1080/01900690802434214
Morrow, H., Collins, B., Smith, D. R. (2007). Public Health Coalitions: Patterns and Perceptions in State Immunization Programs. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration. 30(2), 156-175. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17557691/
Collins, B., Borders, T. F., TeBrink, K. L., Xu, K. T. (2007). Utilization of Pharmacy Services among Rural Elders in West Texas:  Distance Barriers and Implications for Telepharmacy Policy. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration. 30(1), 75-97. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17557697/
Collins, B., Morrow, H., Ramirez, J., Cochrane, C. E., Smith, D. R. (2006). Childhood Immunization Coverage in US State: The Impact of State Policy Interventions and Programmatic Support. Journal of Health and Social Policy. 22(1), 77-92. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17135110/
Collins, B., Gerber, B. J. (2006). Redistributive Policy and Devolution: Is State-Administration a Road Block (Grant) to Equitable Access to Federal Funds?. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 16(4), 613-632. https://doi.org/10.1093/jopart/muj010
Collins, B., Borders, T. F. (2005). Utilization of Hospital Services among Older Rural Persons: A Comparison of Critical Access Hospitals and Community Hospitals. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration. 28(1), 135-152. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16521618/
Collins, B., Gerber, B. J. (2003). The Texas Office of Rural Community Affairs: Will State Agency Reorganization Improve Rural Health Care in Texas?. Texas Journal of Rural Health. 21(2), 20-30. http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.608.2498&rep=rep1&type=pdf
Williams, J. T., Collins, B. (1997). The Political Economy of Corporate Taxation. American Journal of Political Science. 41(1), 208-244. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2111714
Research Report
Keyes, L., Tiwari, C., Collins, B., Lightbourne, J. (2019). San Antonio Senior Services Assessment Report.
Fite, J. T., Collins, B. K., Krueger, S., Andrew, S. Economic Development Corporation Trends Report.
Collins, B., Kim, H. J. (2007). City of Laredo: Citizen Preferences about Parks and Recreation.
Collins, B. (2006). City of Arlington: Citizen Preferences about Parks and Recreation.
Collins, B. (2006). City of Lubbock: Citizen Preferences about Parks and Recreation.
Collins, B. (2005). Lubbock Bioscience Economic Development Resource Report, 2005.
Collins, B., Cannon, B., Khan, A. (2005). West Texas Regional Underemployment Report.
Collins, B., Cannon, B., Khan, A. (2004). Regional Workforce Report for Lubbock and the South Plains.
Collins, B., Gerber, B. J. (2002). The Cost-Effectiveness of Relocating the Office of Rural Community Affairs.
Collins, B. (1991). Innovations in Intergovernmental Highway Traffic Safety Programs.. Lexington, Kentucky: Council of State Governments.
Pasqual, S., Collins, B., Reid, M. (1990). Local Government Investment Pools. Lexington, Kentucky: Council of State Governments.
Collins, B. (1990). Multi-state Cooperative Purchasing: Process and Problems. Lexington, Kentucky: Council of State Governments.
Technical Report
Collins, B., Benavides, A. (2014). UNT MPA Program Self-Study Report.
Collins, B. (2007). Texas Tech University MPA Program Self-Study Report.
Webpage
Collins, B., Nutsch, D. (2005). Lubbock and South Plains Regional Workforce Labor Market by Occupations.
White Paper
Krueger, S., Keyes, L., Collins, B., Vicars-Nance, J., Havir, K., Wheeler, T. City of Allen Collaboration with Community Nonprofit Organizations: Options, Recommendations, and Best Practices.
Keyes, L., Krueger, S., Collins, B., Vicars-Nance, J., Havir, K., Wheeler, T. City of Allen Social Service System Response to COVID-19.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Fite, J. (Co-Principal), Collins, B. (Co-Principal), Andrew, S. A. (Co-Principal), Krueger, S. (Co-Principal), "Frisco Emerging Trends," Sponsored by Frisco Economic Development Corporation, Local, $25000 Funded. (September 2018May 2019).
Grant - Research
Collins, B. (Principal), "Innovations in State Rural Development Organizations," Sponsored by Texas Tech University Research Enhancement Fund, State, $2990 Funded. (June 2003August 2003).
Collins, B. (Principal), "Partisan Politics and Sustainable Economic Development in US Municipalities," Sponsored by Texas Tech University Research Enhancement Fund, State, $1700 Funded. (March 2002March 2002).
Grant - Teaching
Collins, B. (Principal), "Parks and Recreation in the Cities of Lubbock and Arlington: Citizen Satisfaction Surveys," Sponsored by Service Learning Grant, Department of Political Science, Texas Tech University, Local, $18000 Funded. (January 2006August 2006).
Sponsored Research
Collins, B. (Principal), Keyes, L. (Co-Principal), Tiwari, C. (Supporting), "Senior Services Age Friendly Cities Assessment, San Antonio, Texas," Sponsored by City of San Antonio, Local, $114196 Funded. (April 1, 2019December 30, 2019).
Collins, B. K. (Principal), "DCTA Community Survey," Sponsored by Denton County Transportation Authority, Local, $2934 Funded. (June 2017October 2017).
Collins, B. (Principal), "Parks and Recreation in the City of Laredo: A Citizen Satisfaction Survey," Sponsored by City of Laredo, Local, $16498 Funded. (January 2007July 2007).
Collins, B. (Principal), "Lubbock Bioscience Resource Assessment," Sponsored by Lubbock Economic Development Allience, Local, $15721 Funded. (January 2005August 2005).
Collins, B. (Co-Principal), "Underemployment in the South Plains, Texas," Sponsored by Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, Local, $44580 Funded. (August 2004April 2005).
Collins, B. (Co-Principal), "A Regional Economic Study of South Plains, Texas: Workforce Surveys," Sponsored by Market Lubbock Inc., Local, $108906 Funded. (January 2003August 2004).
Collins, B. (Supporting), "Comparative Assessment of the Value of Programs and Policies to Achieve Higher Texas Childhood Immunization Rates," Sponsored by Merck, Private, $60000 Funded. (January 2003August 2003).
Collins, B. (Co-Principal), "The Cost-Effectiveness of Operations Relocation for the Texas Office of Rural Community Affairs," Sponsored by Texas Office of Rural Community Affairs, State, $44876 Funded. (April 2002December 2002).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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