Kimberly Collins

Kimberly Collins

Kimberly Collins, Ph.D. has been working and studying in the U.S.-Mexican border region since the early 1990s. As a researcher, her current work is on networks and democracy in borderlands. Additional research interests include: understanding individual’s perceptions of the quality of life in the border region, in order to improve public sector decision making and resource allocation; local governance and federalism in the United States and Mexico; environmental policy at the federal, state, and local level in the United States and Mexico; environmental behavior of residents; and issues with sustainability, democracy, and public goods in the border region. She currently is an associate professor of public administration and the newly appointed director of the Leonard Transportation Center at California State University San Bernardino. From 1999 to 2009, Kimberly was the founding director of the California Center for Border and Regional Economic Studies (CCBRES), located on the Imperial Valley Campus of San Diego State University. She also had an academic appointment from 2007 until 2009 at SDSU-Imperial Valley in the public administration department