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 currently serves as Dean of the Anheuser-Busch School of Business at Harris-Stowe State University. Harris-Stowe State University is a historically Black institution (HBCU) located in the heart of vibrant mid-town St. Louis, Missouri. She leads the School in building strategic educational partnerships, designing innovative academic programs, and integrating cutting-edge technologies into programs for the development of a highly knowledgeable, skilled, and diverse workforce.
Dr. Hollins previously served as an Assistant Dean and Associate Professor in the Simon E. School of Business at Maryville University providing curricular and administrative leadership for the Cybersecurity, Business Data Analytics, Software Development, and Management Information Systems programs.
Dr. Hollins began teaching in higher education in 2005 and served as Department Chair of Information Systems at St. Louis Community College (STLCC). Prior to working at STLCC, she served as a computer lab manager for Discovering Options, a non-profit organization. She also held various positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Dr. Hollins serves on several boards, including Girls in the Know, Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club, and Prepare.ai. She also served on the 2020 GeoFutures Advisory Council and is currently leading a coalition designed to help close the digital divide in the St. Louis region.
Dr. Hollins has received several awards, including The Salute To Excellence in Education Award, Maryville University President’s Award for Strategic Leadership, The Delux Power 100 Award, and the Delux 50 “Women Who Inspire.”