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Dwight E. Collins, PhD

Title: Dean Emeritus of the MBA Program
Company: Presidio Graduate School
Location: San Rafael, California, United States

Dwight E. Collins, dean emeritus of the MBA program at Presidio Graduate School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education.

With 44 years of experience to his credit, Dr. Collins has excelled at the Presidio Graduate School as a faculty member from 2004 to 2021 and as dean emeritus of the Master of Business Administration program since 2021. He began his career as an operations research analyst at Exxon Corp from 1980 to 1985. He worked as a senior consultant at Chesapeake Decision Sciences from 1985 to 1998 before transitioning to the role of senior manager at Aspen Technology from 1998 to 2002.

Dr. Collins continued his career at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, garnering a stellar reputation as a lecturer from 2003 to 2005. He has established himself as the president of Colbridge and Company since 2003. He was active as co-designer and instructor of the executive certificate program in managing sustainability at Fairleigh Dickinson University from 2009 to 2010. Before embarking on his professional path, he pursued an education at Cornell University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering physics in 1968 and a PhD in operations research in 1973.

Beyond his responsibilities within the field, Dr. Collins has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles. He has held the role of president at Collins Educational Foundation since 1999 and contributed to Doctors Without Borders and Habitat for Humanity. He contributed to “Reshaping the Operations and Supply Chain Management Core Class Curriculum to Include Business Sustainability,” published in Operations Management Education Review, and “Why managers need an evolutionary theory of organizations,” published in Strategic Organization. He served in the United States Air Force as a captain for 3 years.

In addition to his primary vocation, Dr. Collins remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise. He was a member of the International Big History Association, the Informs Roundtable, and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. In the immediate future, he intends to continue pursuing a third career while seeking a special opportunity to improve the human condition.

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