Collin Hitt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Education and the Research Director of Continuing Professional Development at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. His research agenda covers “No Excuses” charter schools, athletics in schools, and non-cognitive skill formation. He is also currently serving on the Illinois State Board of Education.
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.
- University of Arkansas – Ph.D. in Education Policy
- Southern Illinois University, Carbondale – B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science
- Jay P. Greene, Collin Hitt, Anne Kraybill and Cari A. Bogulski. “Learning from Live Theater: Experimental Impacts on Knowledge, Tolerance and Other Outcomes,” Education Next, Winter 2015.