Greg Collins

Associate Vice President - Resilience & International Development
Research Professor - Arizona Institute for Resilient Environments and Societies (AIRES)

Employment Highlights

  • Deputy Assistant Administrator (Senior Executive Service) at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • USAID’s first Resilience Coordinator and, previously, the founding Director of USAID’s Center for Resilience
  • Analyst and strategic advisor for a variety of United Nations agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations, including the UN Food and Agricultural Organization, UN World Food Programme, UNICEF, and CARE International


  • Ph.D., Economic Sociology, University of California, Davis
  • M.P.H., International Health and Development, Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • B.A., Anthropology, University of California, Davis
Geographic Area
Latin America and Caribbean
Middle East/North Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Expertise Area
Human Dimensions of Climate Change
Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving
International and Development