Amy Collins-Warfield Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, CLI


B.A. in History, Ohio Wesleyan University, 2005 

M.A. in Cross-cultural & International Education, Bowling Green State University, 2008 

M.A. in Educational Policy & Leadership, Ohio State University, 2013 

M.S. in Agricultural Communication, Education, & Leadership, Ohio State University, 2021 

Ph.D. in Agricultural Communication, Education, & Leadership, Ohio State University, 2022

Teaching at UMR

I encourage students to develop a growth mindset, engage their curiosity, demonstrate adaptability, and build resiliency. I want students to learn about both the course content and themselves. I emphasize effort, attitude, and learning from failures. I prioritize building relationships and engaging in meaningful teaching that connects to students’ lives. I want students to leave my classroom as more confident scholars who believe they matter.


I use critical inquiry to advance student success in higher education. My scholarship emphasizes developing strategies for student-centered inclusive excellence and fostering student academic success through teaching. In particular, I focus on improving the experiences of student populations who have been systematically marginalized in higher education. My current research emphasizes understanding student success, creating a culture of care, and teaching to the whole student.