• Nina Kollars
Assistant Professor of Government


Professor Kollars' scholarship examines the innovative practices of U.S. soldiers in war, and organizational responses to that creativity. Specifically, Kollars traces technological and tactical modifications that fall outside military guidelines and whether those new practices and technologies become incorporated into doctrine. Her second passion is teaching and developing new techniques that emphasize active-learning processes. Prior to her Ph.D., she worked as an analyst at the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress, a researcher for the World Bank, and has authored several reports on terrorism. Kollars’ newest project looks at DoD’s emphasis on user-innovation models as a new direction for weapons development.


B.A., College of St. Benedict, 1996; M.A., George Washington University, 2003; Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2012.