Collins, Jonathan E. (jec2287)

Educational Background

Ph.D. Political Science, University of California - Los Angeles

M.A.   African American Studies, University of California - Los Angeles

B.A.    English, Morehouse College

Scholarly Interests

Professor Collins is a political scientist who focuses on how politics and democratic governance shape education policy and schooling outcomes. Collins has written on urban school reform, school board governance, civics education, and school-based democratic innovation initiatives like participaptory budgeting. Collins has a deep passion for conducting community-engaged research, while simlutaneaously focusing on large-scale national-level data collecton efforts and the development of new technologies that make local governments more accessible and equitable.

Selected Publications

Collins, Jonathan. (2022). “The Politics of Re-Opening Schools: Explaining Public Preferences Reopening Schools and Public Compliance with Reopening Orders During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” American Politics Research.

Collins, Jonathan. (2021). “Does the Meeting Style Matter? The Effects of Exposure to Participatory and Deliberative School Board Meetings.” American Political Science Review.

Collins, Jonathan. (2021). “Should School Boards Be in Charge? The Effects of Exposure to Participatory and Deliberative School Board Meetings.” Peabody Journal of Education.

Scott Jamil and Jonathan Collins. (2020). "Riled up about running for office: examining the impact of emotions on political ambition." Politics, Groups, and Identities. 1-16.

Collins, Jonathan and Ray Block Jr. (2018). “Fired Up or Ready to Go? The Impact of Declining Enthusiasm on African American Political Participation in the Post-Obama Era.” Political Behavior.


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