Donald Earl Collins

Silver Spring, MD USA

Professional Experience

I am a freelance and academic writer who has written pieces on multiculturalism, education reform and Black/American identity for more than fifteen years. My freelancer publications include narrative profiles, op-eds, feature articles, and entries for national newspapers and magazines.


Book Author
10 Years
15 Years
Social Media
7 Years


Arts & Humanities
11 Years
17 Years
Books & Literature
10 Years


Academia Teaching
17 Years
11 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Suite 101 (3-5), Teachers College Record (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Cengage Learning (1-2)

Other Work History

Cengage Learning (2014) Educational Testing Service (2009-2013) American Institutes for Research (2009-2010) Junior Statesmen Foundation (2008-2009) Academy for Educational Development [now FHI 360] (2008)

Technical Skills

Adobe Photoshop iMovie/Final Cut Pro Dreamweaver/HTML

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office Adobe Products Windows XP/Vista OS X


Laptop, digital recorder, digital camera, flash drive, iPhone



Commentary about the overuse of the term "scholar-activist" and the need to define who scholar-activists really are.
A comparative article (February 2013) about the current K-12 education reform efforts -- high-stakes testing and using this as the primary measure for teacher effectiveness -- and magnet schools as a reform effort of the 1970s and 1980s.