Lisa Collins, Ed. D

Lisa Collins

Assistant Professor with Term

Rogers Hall 309, MSC: 84

Lisa Collins received her EdD from Lewis & Clark. Her scholarship has focused on racial trauma and in her dissertation she conducted an autoethnography of the experiences of a Black female educator in predominantly white districts. Dr. Collins has 27 years of experience in education, including both building and district-level leadership. Her consultation work and presentations have focused on wellness for equity, trauma awareness and response, and culturally responsive school leadership.

Personal Statement

Lisa is a professional who provides healing frameworks to a world in need. Dr. Collins specializes in racial healing for people of color and non-people of color. She utilizes her life coaching from Conscious Freedom and spirituality to provide acceptance and space for connectedness and oneness in a world that needs it so much.

Areas of Expertise

Racial Healing, Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR), Developmental Individual Relationship Model (DIR), Racial Healing Life Coaching 

Current Research

Racial Healing: A Consciousness Journey Through Autoethnography (2021)


Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education, “How to Build Communities of Support for BIPOC Educators”, April 2021

Equity Wellness in Challenging Times, Oregon City Equity Conference, January 2021

Wellness for Challenging Times in Post Secondary, Portland State University, January 2021

Academic Credentials

EdD, Education in Leadership. Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling.