Peter J. Collier
 
Peter J. Collier took a non-traditional road to his position at PSU and that dramatically informs his research and teaching. He deeply understands that not everyone arrives at a university skilled at "being a college student." Dr. Collier began his education studying engineering at Iowa State University in the late 1960's. From there he moved to New York City where he studied at Julliard and later worked several years as a commercial song writer. He moved back to Oregon in the 1970's, but did not resume his academic studies until 1985 when he earned an associate degree in nursing from Rogue Community College. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Southern Oregon University in 1987 and finally landed at PSU after earning his Ph.D. in System Science and Sociology in 1997. His wide-ranging education and real-life experiences make Collier uniquely qualified to study and teach about the sociology of higher education, identity development and social psychology. Currently Professor Collier's research focuses on issues around how a lack of familiarity with the taken-for-granted aspects of higher education make it more difficult for students from non-traditional backgrounds to succeed at the university.
 
Books by Peter J. Collier :
 
A Practitioner's Guide to Program Design, Delivery, Evaluation, and Training
Foreword by Nora Domínguez
400 pages, 6" x 9",
Cloth: 978 1 62036 075 0
Price: $95.00
Published: October 2015 
 

Lib E-Book: 978 1 62036 077 4
Price: $95.00
Published: October 2015 
About Library E-book

 

Paper: 978 1 62036 076 7
Price: $37.50
Published: October 2015 
 

E-Book: 978 1 62036 078 1
Price: $29.99
Published: October 2015 
 

 
A Student Guidebook for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Across Academic Disciplines and Cultural Communities
Edition: 2 , 
240 pages, 8 1/2" x 11",
Lib E-Book: 978 1 57922 991 7
Price: $95.00
Published: October 2013 
About Library E-book

 

Cloth: 978 1 57922 989 4
Price: $95.00
Published: July 2013 
 

Paper: 978 1 57922 990 0
Price: $27.50
Published: July 2013 
 

E-Book: 978 1 57922 992 4
Price: $21.99
Published: October 2013