• The Learning Center

Andrew Collings, PhD

Director of the Learning Center

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Andrew Collings joined the Learning Center team in October of 2019. A Wash U alum (AB’11), Andrew received his PhD in History from Princeton University. His dissertation explored dynamics of corruption and reform in medieval Europe. While at Princeton, he taught several courses in pre-modern history and developed a mentoring program for undergraduate history writers. Prior to returning to Washington University, Andrew also worked as an instructional designer and project manager for a publishing services company in St. Louis.

Andrew is passionate about using his experience as an educator and former WashU student to develop resources and opportunities that will address students’ needs and help facilitate their academic and personal success. As Director of the Learning Center, Andrew adapts and manages programs to meet students’ varying needs, recruits and manages a team of professional staff, and allocates the Center’s resources. He also manages partnerships with faculty and staff across campus, and is responsible for the Learning Center’s data management, outcome analysis, and reporting efforts. Prior to serving as Director, Andrew oversaw Residential Peer Mentoring and other drop-in mentoring services as the Center’s Assistant Director for Group Learning Programs.

When not on campus, Andrew enjoys tabletop gaming, bad movies, DIY projects, cooking, and spending time with his wife, son, and dogs.


AB in History, Washington University in St. Louis

MA in History, Princeton University

PhD in History, Princeton University

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