Collin Hitt is a Doctoral Academy Fellow in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas. His research agenda covers “No Excuses” charter schools, athletics in schools, and non-cognitive skill formation.
He previously served as the Senior Director of Government Affairs at the Illinois Policy Institute. He has been a member of the board of directors for Springfield Ball Charter School, Freedom to Learn Illinois and the Springfield Area Arts Council. In 2009, he was appointed to the Illinois Charter School Alternative Authorizer Task Force, and in 2011 he served on the National Digital Learning Council. He has written policy reports, editorial commentaries and legislative proposals that have gained coverage in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, CNN.com and every major local paper in Illinois.
He is a native of Springfield, Illinois. He is a graduate of Springfield High School and Southern Illinois University.