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Lori Collins-Hall, Ph.D., joins Antioch College as Vice President of Academic Affairs

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio—September 2, 2014—Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt announced this month the appointment of Lori Collins-Hall, Ph.D., as the College’s new vice president of academic affairs.
 
Collins-Hall assumes the position previously held by Hassan Rahmanian, Ph.D., who was recently named Antioch’s new dean of global education and presidential professor of political economy.
 
“Dr. Collins-Hall comes to Antioch with 20 years of experience in higher education, community-based service-learning, consulting and grant writing with nonprofits,” said President Mark Roosevelt. “Her breadth of experience, as well as the passion she brings to her work, will ensure remarkable success within our Office of Academic Affairs for years to come.”
 
A scholar-practitioner, Collins-Hall comes to Antioch from Hartwick College in Oneonta New York, where she was a member of the Sociology Department. She was promoted to professor in 2009, served as chair of the Sociology Department for the past seven years and led the burgeoning assessment initiatives as the college’s assessment support coordinator.
 
Collins-Hall brings valuable experience in assessment and accreditation to Antioch, having served on Hartwick’s self-study team, as a Middle States evaluator, and as an assessment consultant to multiple institutions. 
 
In September 2009 she was accepted for a prestigious fellowship as a Teagle Assessment Scholar, recognizing her significant contribution to assessment and program evaluation in higher education and at Hartwick. In this nationally recognized role, she serves to promote and support institutional and program-level assessment on a national level. 
 
As for her scholarship, Collins-Hall 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. 
 
“I am very excited about the alignment between my skills and experience, and the mission of Antioch,” said Collins-Hall. 
 
Lori received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the State University of New York at Albany.
 
About Antioch College
 
Antioch College is a small, liberal arts institution located on a historical campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The College has an inspiring mission and a proud history of educating leaders and contributors to our society, including Nobel Laureates, Fulbright Scholars, MacArthur Fellows, notables in arts and culture, the sciences, the public sector, and business. Our innovative baccalaureate program integrates rigorous classroom learning with full-time work and community engagement. Commitments to social justice, sustainability, and global issues are important components of the Antioch College experience. A low student–faculty ratio provides Antioch College students with personal attention from professors who have a strong commitment to teaching. Originally founded in 1850, Antioch College is authorized by the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents to grant the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.