Sibrina Collins, Ph.D.
Executive Director of STEM Education
College of Arts and Sciences, Lawrence Technological University
Sibrina Nichelle Collins is an inorganic chemist who specializes in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and utilizing pop culture as a pedagogical tool to engage young people in the STEM fields. She earned her B.A. in chemistry (cum laude) from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 1994. She later earned an M.S. and PhD in the field of inorganic chemistry from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
Over the course of her career, Dr. Collins has mentored 17 undergraduate chemistry students, while a faculty member at Claflin University, an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) in Orangeburg, SC and the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH. She has published peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Inorganic Chemistry, Acta Crystallographia, Journal of Chemical Education, the Bulletin for the History of Chemistry, the Chemical Educator, Nature Chemistry and Nature. Dr. Collins served as the founding executive director of the Marburger STEM Center on the campus of Lawrence Technological University from 2016 -2023. The Marburger STEM Center is the clearinghouse of campus-wide STEM initiatives at LTU, which promotes inclusiveness, excellence, creativity, and innovation. Beginning in January 2023, she is now serving as Executive Director of STEM Education for the College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS) and Associate Professor Practice in Chemistry at LTU.