Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology at UNH
National Advisory Board
A graduate of Princeton University (AB: 1994), University of New Hampshire (MS: 1998), and the University of North Carolina Greensboro (PhD: 2002), Karen Collins has extensive background in coaching education. After coaching in the youth development program for the USFHA and collegiate coaching stints at Princeton University, University of New Hampshire, and Dartmouth College, Karen moved to the academic discipline of coaching and coaching education.
As the current Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of New Hampshire, her areas of expertise are related to coaching education and development, coaching philosophy, and leadership development. As both a teacher and researcher, she aims to integrate research into her teaching and leave students with a passion for the profession. A CHHS Teaching Excellence Award recipient, Karen also serves as the Director of the Leadership Development Program for UNH Athletics and works with athletes and coaches as sport psychology consultant to help develop a positive sport environment.