Dr. Hollins is an academic leader that creates strategic partnerships and innovative programs to deeply engage students while serving, improving, and strengthening the greater St. Louis community. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri – St. Louis and holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology, M.B.A. from Fontbonne University, B.A. from St. Louis University in Organizational Communication, and an A.A. in Business Administration from St. Louis Community College. Her dissertation, titled “The Digital Divide through the Lens of Critical Race Theory,” was named an American Libraries Association Top 10 Dissertation of 2015.
Dr. Hollins serves as Assistant Dean and Tenured Associate Professor in the Simon E. School of Business at Maryville University overseeing the Cybersecurity, Business Data Analytics, Software Development, and Management Information Systems programs. She is known for teaching highly collaborative and technology courses including Digital Foundations, Business Processes and Information Systems, and App Development. She also leads and facilitates hands-on and experiential learning projects in Maryville University’s Cyber Fusion Center while working with students to provide free hardware and software solutions to nonprofit organizations and underserved communities. She currently serves as a board member for Girls in The Know and Mathews-Dickey, and is on the GeoFutures Advisory Committee.
Prior to working at Maryville University, Dr. Hollins served as Department Chair of Information Systems at St. Louis Community College (STLCC). She served as a lab manager for a non-profit organization and held various positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Dr. Hollins owns and operates GEEnius, LLC which has provided presentations, training, and technology services since 2002.