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Dr. Collins-Hall is a scholar-practitioner with nearly 25 years of experience in higher education, community-based and project-based service-learning, evaluation research, consulting and grant writing with a broad spectrum of not-for-profit organizations and institutions. Prior to her appointment at Antioch, Dr. Collins-Hall was a Professor and Chair of Sociology at Hartwick College in Oneonta NY, where she also led the burgeoning planning assessment initiatives as the College’s Assessment Coordinator. Dr. Collins-Hall served on Hartwick’s Self-Study team, chaired the College-wide Assessment Committee, a Middle States evaluator, was editor for the Assessment Network of the New York Newsletter, and an assessment consultant to multiple institutions. Dr. Collins-Hall was accepted for a prestigious fellowship as a Teagle Assessment Scholar beginning in 2009, 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, with particular attention to assessment of experiential learning. Since coming to Antioch in 2014, Dr. Collins-Hall has used her experience in assessment and accreditation to lead the College-wide effort to achieve accreditation of Antioch College; to move from Higher Learning Commission candidacy for accreditation to early initial accreditation on the accelerated two-year path; and served as Co-chair of the Assurance Argument Steering Committee which led to a 10-year accreditation cycle.

Dr. Collins-Hall’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. Dr. Collins-Hall received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the State University of New York at Albany.

Lori Collins-Hall, Ph.D., was named Antioch College’s Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs July 1, 2016. Prior to this appointment, she has served as the College’s Vice President of Academic Affairs since July 2014.

The Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs reports to the President of the College, serves as the Chief Operations Officer and as a member of the Board of Trustees. The Provost provides leadership and budgetary oversight for all student and academic related departments, programs and support services, including but not limited to Student Affairs and academic divisions, the Cooperative Education program, the Office of the Registrar, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research, the Olive Kettering Library, the Writing Institute, Herndon Gallery, Foundry Theater, Glen Helen Ecology Institute, and the Antioch Kitchen and Farm’s Farm to Table food program. In this position, she also chairs the Student and Academic Affairs Administrative Team, which represents all administrative areas coordinated by the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and serves as an advisory body to the Provost on matters of policy development and implementation, curriculum planning, overseeing the production of the curriculum catalog, coordinating course scheduling, staffing, budgeting, academic and student affairs policy development, and technology and administrative implementation. The Provost also supports the President in providing leadership, oversight and project coordination with Facilities, Enrollment Management, Finance, Financial Aid and Student Accounts, and Marketing and Communications.



  • Ph.D. State University of New York at Albany (2000)
  • B.A., Cum Laude State University of New York at Cortland (1989)