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Jane Collins

Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

English and Modern Language Studies

  • @Pleasantville
    Choate House 259


PhD, The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, 1995

MA, Queens College, City University of New York, 1992

BA, Rutgers College, 1983
English, Phi Beta Kappa


Collins, J. M. (2015, June). “Now and Zen: Contemporary Buddhist-inspired Film and Fiction from The Beats to The Matrix”. http:// www.asdp-buddhistasia.org/Jane%20Collins%20NEH%20Institute%20final%20project.pdf


Collins, J. M. & Gordon, B. (2016, October 21). Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness. See the Writing on the Wall: Strategies for Designing and Using More Effective Classroom Spaces. Nyack Center for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Resources, Alliance Theological Seminary.

Collins, J. M. & Gordon, B. (2016, May 17). Faculty Institute. Take Our Your Cell Phones and Write on the Walls: Designing and Using Classrooms for Active, Engaged Learning. Pace University, Pleasantville, NY 10570.


Jane Collins publishes literary criticism, theater reviews and poetry..

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Collins, J. M. May 2015 - June 2015. NEH , Federal . Funded. NEH Summer Institute: BUDDHIST ASIA: TRADITIONS, TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSFORMATIONS Institute Dates: May 25 - June 26, 2015 Location: East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii Project Director: Peter Hershock (East-West Center) Website: www.asdp-buddhistasia.org Institute Publication of my final project: “Now and Zen: Contemporary Buddhist-inspired Film and Fiction from The Beats to The Matrix” http://www.asdp-buddhistasia.org/Jane%20Collins%20NEH%20Institute%20final%20project.pdf

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