Ann Collins, Ph.D.

Ann CollinsAssociate Professor of Political Science

Office: Piper Academic Center (PAC) 203

Phone: (618) 537-6897

Email: avcollins@mckendree.edu


Education

Ph.D., Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis

M.A., Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis

M.A., American & Latin American History, Louisiana State University

B.A., International Studies, Texas State University

 

Courses Taught

American Politics

American Politics (Honors)

American Public Policy

Campaigns and Elections

Congress

Constitutional Law

Environmental Politics

Illinoistown: A Cultural History of East St. Louis, Illinois (Honors)

Introduction to Political Science

Latin American Politics

The Media and American Politics

The Presidency

Race and Politics

State and Local Government

University 101

 

Research Interests

American politics, collective violence, political history, race riots

 

Conferences

Participant, “McK Make Your Mark Boot Camp,” May 26-28, 2015, Lebanon, Illinois

Participant, "White Privilege Conference," March 12-14, 2015, Louisville, Kentucky

Participant, “Focus on Teaching and Technology: A Regional Conference at the University of Missouri-St. Louis,” November 14, 2014, St. Louis, Missouri

Participant, “McK Make Your Mark Boot Camp,” May 27-29, 2014, Lebanon, Illinois 

Chair/Discussant, "Exploring Assimilation and Achievement," at the Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting, April 17-19, 2014, San Antonio, Texas

Participant, “McK Make Your Mark Boot Camp Reunion,” December 13, 2013, Lebanon, Illinois

Participant, “Focus on Teaching and Technology: A Regional Conference at the University of Missouri-St. Louis,” October 25, 2013, St. Louis, Missouri

Participant, “McK Make Your Mark Boot Camp,” May 28-30, 2013, Lebanon, Illinois

Participant, “Focus on Teaching and Technology: A Regional Conference at the University of Missouri-St. Louis,” November 2, 2012, St. Louis, Missouri

Chair/Discussant, “Making Waves in California,” at the Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting, April 4-7, 2012, San Diego, California

Participant, Midwest Faculty Seminar on Death & the Politics of Life, February 23-25, 2012, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Participant, National Resource Center’s 31st Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience, February 17-20, 2012, San Antonio, Texas

Participant, “Advancing Civic Engagement Among First-Year Students” Workshop, National Resource Center’s 31st Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, February 18, 2012, San Antonio, Texas

Participant, “Focus on Teaching and Technology: A Regional Conference at the University of Missouri-St. Louis,” November 11, 2011, St. Louis, Missouri

Participant, “Educating for Personal and Social Responsibility: A Twenty-First-Century Imperative,” Association of American Colleges and Universities Conference, October 13-14, 2011, Long Beach, California

Participant, Midwest Faculty Seminar on Energy, April 7-9, 2011, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Chair/Discussant, "Struggles for a Just Society in California," at the Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting, March 16-19, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada

Co-Leader, "Teaching Circles: Promoting Good Teaching through Interdisciplinary Collaboration" (with Shelly Lemons), workshop at the Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting, March 16-19, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada

Participant, Focus on Teaching and Technology: A Regional Conference at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, November 12, 2010, St. Louis, Missouri

Participant, "Understanding the Learning Process as the Gateway to Better Teaching," Workshop at the 35th Annual POD [Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education] Conference, November 3-7, 2010, St. Louis, Missouri

Participant, "Reconciliation in America: Moving Beyond Racial Violence," at the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation National Symposium, June 2-4, 2010, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Chair/Discussant, "Race Relations and Responses," at the Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting, March 31-April 3, 2010, Houston, Texas

Presenter, "And You Thought You Had Enough To Do! On-Campus Faculty Professional Development Opportunities" (with Alan Alewine), at the 29th Annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching, November 19-22, 2009, Oxford, Ohio

Presenter, "Illinoistown: A Cultural History of East St. Louis in the Twentieth Century" (with Martha H. Patterson), at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, November 5-8, 2009, Washington, D.C.

Panel Organizer/Presenter, "'What the Hell Are You Fellows Afraid of?  Women Want Protection': American Race Riots from the Progressive Era Through World War II," at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, April 2-5, 2009, Chicago, Illinois

Participant, “American Empire & the Exportation of Democracy,” Midwest Faculty Seminar, October 30-November 1, 2008, Chicago, Illinois Chair/Organizer, “Race Relations in the United States: An Interdisciplinary Approach,” at the Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting, March 12-15, 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada

Participant, “US or US and Them: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Next U.S Presidency,” National Conference of the World Affairs Council, February 6-8, 2008, Washington, D.C.

Presenter, “‘The Bodies of all the Negros Were Dressed in Soldiers’ Clothes’: American Race Riots and African American Servicemen,” at the Mid-America Conference on History, September 27-29, 2007, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Presenter, “‘To Choke the Cape Fear River with Carcasses’: A Comparative Analysis of American Race Riots from the Progressive Era through World War II,” at the Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting, March 14-17, 2007, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Publications

Books:

The Day Broke Hot and Somber: U. S. Race Riots in 1964. (forthcoming)

All Hell Broke Loose: American Race Riots from the Progressive Era through World War II. Praeger Series on American Political Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers, 2012.


Magazines:

"U. S. Race Riots: An American Tragedy," The Magazine for McKendree, Winter 2015.

"Featured Chapter Adviser: Ann V. Collins," Phi Eta Sigma's Forum Magazine, Winter 2015.

"Dr. Collins' Tips for Lobbying Elected Officials," The Magazine for McKendree, Winter 2010.

"'Last Lecture' Words of Wisdom," The Magazine for McKendree, Winter 2010.


Encyclopedia Entries:

“Unrest in Ferguson, Missouri: Examine,” in The American Mosaic: The African American Experience. ABC-CLIO, 2014. http://africanamerican.abc-clio.com/.

"Social History of Race Riots in America," in Lynn Dumenil, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2012.

“Red Summer Race Riots” in Leslie Alexander and Walter Rucker, eds., Encyclopedia of African American History. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2010.

“Beaumont (Texas) Riot of 1943," pp. 29-30, in Walter Rucker and James Upton, eds., Encyclopedia of American Race Riots. Vol. 1. Westwood, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.

“Greenwood Community (Tulsa, Oklahoma),” pp. 260-261, in Walter Rucker and James Upton, eds., Encyclopedia of American Race Riots. Vol. 1. Westwood, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.

“Knoxville (Tennessee) Riot of 1919," pp. 346-348, in Walter Rucker and James Upton, eds., Encyclopedia of American Race Riots. Vol. 1. Westwood, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.

“New Orleans (Louisiana) Riot of 1900," pp. 459-461, in Walter Rucker and James Upton, eds., Encyclopedia of American Race Riots. Vol. 2. Westwood, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.

“New York City of 1900,” pp. 474-476, in Walter Rucker and James Upton, eds., Encyclopedia of American Race Riots. Vol. 2. Westwood, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.


Book Review:

Frymer, Paul. Black and Blue: African Americans, the Labor Movement, and the Decline of the Democratic Party. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2007, in The Journal of Politics, 71 (January 2009): 353-354.

 

Media Interviews/Features

"Bost is impressed by McKendree intern," Belleville News-Democrat, April 22, 2015.

"How the Internet reacts when white people riot," The Daily Dot, April 8, 2015.

"People continue to be 'mad, mad, mad' says an expert who studies American race riots," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 22, 2014.

"In final 12th U.S. House District debate, candidates tackle defense spending, national security," Belleville News-Democrat, October 19, 2012.

"The riots in England," Let's Talk About It Radio Show, 880 AM, Miami, Florida, August 10, 2011.

"Turnout high for midterm election," Belleville News-Democrat, November 4, 2010.

"McKendree U. finds many ways to give professors a say," The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 10, 2009.

"Web Site connects city to its past," Belleville News-Democrat, May 8, 2009.

"East St. Louis is focus of academic course," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 23, 2009.

"Area colleges and universities ready to showcase the inauguration," Belleville News-Democrat, January 21, 2009.

"Voter turnout expected to reach record high numbers," Belleville News-Democrat, November 4, 2008.

"Two viewpoints to be heard at McKendree," St. Clair County Journal, January 20, 2008.

 

Presentations

“The Social History of Race Riots,” Eden Theological Seminary, Religion in America Course, Webster Groves, Missouri, February 3, 2015

“Why ‘All Hell Broke Loose’ in Ferguson, Missouri,” Brown Bag Series, McKendree University, September 3, 2014

Literature and Faith Panel Presentation, 2012 Global Community Awareness Week, McKendree University, March 27, 2012

“Politics and the Illinois Primary,” Brown Bag Series, McKendree University, February 22, 2012

“All Hell Broke Loose,” History’s Night Out, Afro-American Heritage Center, Moline, Illinois, June 6, 2011

“Illinoistown: A Cultural History of East St. Louis in the Twentieth Century” (with Martha Patterson), Brown Bag Series, McKendree University, October 28, 2009

“Illinoistown: A Cultural History of East St. Louis” (with Martha Patterson), St. Louis University, October 14, 2009

“Never Been a Time: The 1917 East St. Louis Riot,” East St. Louis Senior High School, January 6, 2009

“Hospitality,” McKendree University’s Interfaith Group, November 19, 2008

“East St. Louis: A Community Partnership with McKendree University” (with Martha Patterson), Women’s Voices, St. Louis, Missouri, September 11, 2008

“‘All Hell Broke Loose’: American Race Riots from the Progressive Era through World War II.” Religion and Race class, McKendree University, March 18, 2008

“‘All Hell Broke Loose’: American Race Riots from the Progressive Era through World War II.” Brown Bag Series, McKendree University, February 13, 2008

 

Organizations

American Political Science Association

Midwest Political Science Association

Southwestern Social Science Association

World Affairs Council-St. Louis

 

Honor and Service Societies

Alpha Chi

Alpha Phi Omega (McKendree University chapter advisor, Spring 2013-present)

Golden Key

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Eta Sigma (McKendree University chapter advisor, Spring 2014-present)

Phi Kappa Phi (McKendree University chapter president, Spring 2011-Spring 2013; vice president, Spring 2009-Spring 2011)

Pi Sigma Alpha (McKendree University chapter advisor, Fall 2009-present)

Sigma Iota Rho

 

Honors

William Norman Grandy Faculty Award Recipient, May 2015

Recognition by Rachel Nelson, McKendree University Volleyball Team Member, Faculty Appreciation Night, October 2012

 

Coordinator

McKendree University Faculty Teaching Circles