Texas Tech University
Jamie Collins

Jamie Collins

Professor of Practice


Room Number: E359


Research Expertise

  • Innovation
  • Organizational Capabilities Development
  • Strategic Decision Making


  • PhD, Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Texas A&M University
  • MBA, Business Administration, Texas A&M University
  • BS, Finance, Missouri State University


Jamie D. Collins is professor of practice at Texas Tech University's Rawls College of Business. Prior to his current appointment he was professor and UC Chair of Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship at University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He also previously served as director of Sam Houston State University's Center for Entrepreneurship. Jamie earned his PhD from Texas A&M University, specializing in strategic management and entrepreneurship. He has taught at Clemson University, Texas A&M University and Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business. He also has been a visiting scholar at universities in Belgium and Italy.

Jamie's research examines the influence that perceptions of entrepreneurs and strategic leaders exert on their deliberate choices to invest organizational resources in the pursuit of innovation opportunities, in various institutional contexts. He also engages in research exploring how alternative teaching approaches influence student success. He has published numerous journal articles in a wide range of outlets, both academic and practitioner-focused.

Collins teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in strategic management, small business management, and international management. Before obtaining his doctorate, he spent several years in private industry.