Collin Ruud, Ph.D.

Research Specialist
Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Collin Ruud is a research specialist at the Office of Community College Research and Leadership. He received his Ph.D. and M.Ed. in Higher Education at the University of Illinois, and has also studied at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. Collin's research interests include college student development, student affairs, high school to postsecondary transitions, and technology in higher education. His dissertation examined the relationship between online technology use and perceptions of social support.