Etta Hollins

Etta  Hollins
Professor Emerita
Education, Social Work and Psychological Sciences

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Etta Hollins is Professor Emerita in the Division of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies. She is a member of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)’s Accreditation Council, and is on the advisory boards for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, the Salish Kootenai College teacher preparation program, and edTPA. In 2016, she received both the Outstanding Book Award from the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education and the Legacy Award from Division K of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). She was inducted as a Fellow of AERA in 2018.

Research Areas

Teaching and teacher preparation for diverse and underservice students in P-12 schools
The design and redesign of preservice teacher preparation and professional development


Hollins. E. R. (2019).  Teaching to Transform Urban Schools and Communities:  Powerful Pedagogy in Practice.  New York:  Routledge.

Hollins, E. R. (2015).  Culture in School Learning, 3rd Edition.  New York: Routledge

Hollins, E. R. (2015).  Rethinking Field Experiences in Preservice Teacher Preparation.  New York:  Routledge Publishers.

Hollins, E. R. (2012).  Learning to Teach in Urban Schools.  New York:  Routledge


Hollins, E. R. (August 6, 2019).  Teaching in Urban Schools.  (Invited keynote speaker) University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York:  Urban Teacher Residency Program Summer Conference.

Hollins, E. R. (July 2019).  Equity and Social Justice in Secondary Mathematics Teaching.  (Invited keynote speaker) Mathematics Teacher Educator Partnership.  St. Louis, Missouri.

Hollins, E. R. (June 19, 2019).  Teaching with Purpose.  (Invited speaker).  Rhodes College Teacher Residency Works in Progress Conference, Memphis, Tennessee.

Hollins, E. R. (June 3, 2016).  What it takes to achieve educational equity in urban schools.  (invited keynote speaker) Kansas City Equity Leadership Conference.  Metropolitan Community College.

Hollins, E. R. (2016).  Teaching to Transform Urban Schools (invited opening keynote speech).  Baltimore: Maryland Cultural Proficiency Conference.

Hollins, E. R. (2015).  Preparing teachers to transform urban schools and communities (Invited Spotlight Speaker).  Atlanta, GA:  American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, Annual Meeting.

Hollins, E. R. (2015).  Rethinking and realigning research and practice:  A challenge for teacher educators (Invited plenary research speaker).  Phoenix, AZ:  Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting.

Hollins, E. R. (November 4, 2015).  Taking charge of change in teacher education:  Confronting the problem of coherence.  University of Michigan. Teaching Works. (Invited Opening Keynote).

Hollins, E. R. (2015).  Rethinking field experiences in preservice teacher preparation.  Denver, CO: Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, Spring Conference.