• B.A. (Psychology), Lubbock Christian University
  • M.S. (Counseling Psychology), Angelo State University
  • M.P.A. (Public Administration), Angelo State University
  • Ed.D. (Counselor Education & Supervision ), Texas Tech University
    Full-time at WBU since 1999

Dr. Perry L. Collins received a BA in psychology from Lubbock Christian University, an MS in counseling psychology and an MPA in public administration from Angelo State University. He also received an Ed.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision from Texas Tech University. He is currently licensed in the state of Texas as a professional counselor and a psychological associate. He has presented research at dozens of conferences including many presentations at the annual conventions of the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, and the American Educational Research Association. He has published eight refereed journal articles primarily in the areas of counseling and eating disorders and has co-authored a graduate textbook chapter on diagnostic and assessment issues in counseling.

Dr. Collins is currently a member of the editorial boards of several journals including the Journal of Counseling & Development (the flagship journal of the American Counseling Association). His work experience includes clinical positions as Associate Clinical Psychologist at two state schools for the mentally retarded and several Mental Health/Mental Retardation Centers working both with children and adults. He has some criminal justice experience both in probation and in conducting learning disability evaluations for inmates as well. He conducted learning disability evaluations for South Plains College and conducted research for Texas Tech University.

At one time, Dr. Collins had a counseling private practice in Lubbock, Texas and continues to consult for several mental retardation group homes in the Lubbock area. He also conducts training for the South Plains Association of Governments in the area of working with jail inmates with mental health issues and mental retardation. Finally, he has taught both at the graduate and undergraduate levels for various colleges and universities including Howard County Junior College, Angelo State University, and Texas Tech University. At Wayland he teaches the following courses: General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Child & Adolescent Development, Theories of Personality, History of Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Substance Abuse, Marriage & Family Therapy, Group Psychotherapy, and Theories & Techniques of Counseling.