Collin’s work has earned coverage from national and state media outlets, such as the Illinois Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Education Week and The Christian Science Monitor, and the nationally syndicated radio segment Family News In Focus. His written commentaries have appeared in publications such as the Chicago Tribune, the State Journal Register, the Peoria Journal Star, and the Chicago Sun Times.
Collin has also served as a visiting fellow at the Maine Heritage Policy Center and a research consultant to Americans for Prosperity of Illinois. His is an alumnus of the Institute for Human Studies, as well as a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. While at SIU he earned his B.A. in philosophy and political science and later served as a research assistant at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. He has taught school in rural France, and has served on the board of directors of the Springfield Area Arts Council. Collin is a native of Springfield, Illinois.