Brian S Collier, Ph.D.

Brian S Collier, Ph.D.

University of Notre Dame Alliance for Catholic Education
Faculty of Supervision and Instruction, Coordinator of Supervision and Instruction Fellow, Institute for Educational Initiatives Fellow, Ryan Family Hall Affiliate Faculty: Poverty Studies, American Studies, History, and Education, Schooling,and Society (ESS)

Interim Director Native American Initiatives at Notre Dame

Sponsor: Harmonia and Native American Student Association of Notre Dame (NASAND)  

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Brian S Collier, Ph.D.
107 Sandner Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Vitae – May 2015

One of my great joys in life is working with students as they discover the things they really want to do in life. This is heightened when working with young teachers who know they want to make a difference in the lives of others.

My work-life includes opportunities to teach undergraduate courses, work with very talented graduate students through the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), and serving as Interim Director of Native American Initiatives. I’m also involved with the Better Way Foundation and St. Michael’s Indian School, as well as a regular contributor to Girls on the Run of Michiana.

I’m always available for consulting, teacher trainings, speaking and lecturing and whatever else is needed in the world.

Professional Experience


Coordinator of Supervision and Instruction


Faculty of Supervision and Instruction, Fellow Institute for Educational Initiatives, Affiliate Faculty in Poverty Studies, Education, Schooling and Society, American Studies, University of Notre Dame


Assistant Professor of History, Northern Arizona University


Assistant Professor of History, Grand Valley State University



Ph.D. in History Arizona State University
Dissertation “St. Catherine Indian School, Santa Fe, 1887-­‐‑2006: Catholic Indian Education in New Mexico”


MA in History Colorado State University
Emphases in Environmental history, Historical fiction, and the American West


BA in History Loyola University,
Emphasis in Women’s Studies

Brian S Collier, Ph.D.
107 Sandner Hall - Office 206M
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556