Kimberly Collins

Kimberly Collins

Nonresident Scholar


Kimberly Collins, Ph.D., is a nonresident scholar at the Center for the United States and Mexico and the executive director of the William and Barbara Leonard Transportation Center (LTC) at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). Collins is also a professor of public administration at CSUSB.

Her current research focuses on social equity, sustainability and networks, and democracy in communities, particularly borderlands. She was appointed to the Good Neighbor Environmental Board (an EPA presidential advisory commission) in 2018 and is the North American regional editor for the Journal of Borderlands Studies. From 1999 to 2009, Collins served as the founding executive director of the California Center for Border and Regional Economic Studies, located at San Diego State University Imperial Valley.

Collins holds a Ph.D. from El Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana, Baja California; a master’s degree in political science with a focus on international relations from San Diego State University; and a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in history from the University of California San Diego.

Contact her at or (909) 537-5737.