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178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Undergraduate Studies:

Graduate Studies:


Joshua Collins

Assistant Professor

178 Pillsbury Dr SE
250C Burton Hall


Ed.D., Florida International University, Adult Education & Human Resource Development
M.S., Texas A&M University, Educational Human Resource Development
Graduate Certification, Texas A&M University, Women’s and Gender Studies
B.A., Texas A&M University, Communication


Areas of Interest

Racial, Ethnic, Gender, and Sexual Minorities
Learning, Identity, and Organizational Culture
Critical Human Resource Development
Masculinized Industries


I am concerned with the challenges associated with learning and work for racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities. In particular, I aim to utilize critical theoretical perspectives, such as feminist, critical race, and queer theories, to critique dominant Human Resource Development discourse and advance alternatives.

Courses Taught

  • OLPD 3828 (Diversity in the Workplace)
  • OLPD 5607 (Organization Development)
  • OLPD 5616 (Training on the Internet)

Honors and Recognitions

  • Monica M. Lee Research Excellence Award, recognizing the best article in the annual volume of Human Resource Development International, Academy of Human Resource Development (2016)
  • Cutting Edge Award, recognizing standout papers published in the proceedings of the annual conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development (2016)

Current Professional Affiliations

Selected Publications

  1. Collins, J.C., Zarestky, J., & Tkachenko, O. (2016). An integrated model of national HRD and critical HRD: Considering new possibilities for human resource development. Human Resource Development International, X(X), 1-17. Published ahead of print. doi:10.1080/13678868.2016.1258913

  2. Grenier, R. S., & Collins, J. C. (2016). “Man, have I got a story for you”: Facilitated autoethnography as a potential research methodology in human resource development. Human Resource Development Review, 15(3), 359-376. doi:10.1177/1534484316656658

  3. Shuck, B., Collins, J. C., Rocco, T. S., & Diaz, R. (2016). Deconstructing the privilege and power of employee engagement: Issues of inequality for management and human resource development. Human Resource Development Review, 15(2), 208-229. doi:10.1177/1534484316643904

  4. Collins, J. C. (2016). Retaliatory strike or fired with cause: A case study of gay identity disclosure and law enforcement. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 28(1), 23-45. doi:10.1002/nha3.20129

  5. Collins, J. C., & Abichandani, Y. (2015). Change in the face of resistance: Positioning hope for women returnees to the Indian workforce. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 18(1), 11-25. doi:10.1177/1523422315614928

  6. Collins, J. C. (2015). Characteristics of “masculinized” industries: Gay men as a provocative exception to male privilege and gendered rules. Human Resource Development Review, 14(4), 415-441. doi:10.1177/1534484314559930

  7. Collins, J. C., & Rocco, T. S. (2015). Rules of engagement as survival consciousness: Gay male law enforcement officers’ experiential learning in a masculinized industry. Adult Education Quarterly, 65(4), 295-312. doi:10.1177/0741713615585163

  8. Collins, J. C., McFadden, C., Rocco, T. S., & Mathis, M. K. (2015). The problem of transgender marginalization and exclusion: Critical actions for Human Resource Development. Human Resource Development Review, 14(2), 205-226. doi:10.1177/1534484315581755

  9. Plakhotnik, M., Rocco, T., Collins, J. C., & Landorf, H. (2015). Connection, value, and growth: How employees with different national identities experience a geocentric organizational culture of a global corporation. Human Resource Development International, 18(1), 39-57. doi:10.1080/13678868.2014.979009

  10. McGill, C. M., & Collins, J. C. (2015).  Creating fugitive knowledge from disorienting dilemmas: The issue of bottom identity development.  New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 27(1), 29-40. doi:10.1002/nha3.20091

  11. Updated December 7, 2016