Michael Collins is a human capital and inclusion strategist, who currently works as Diversity Best Practices’ research and publications manager. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing research contributing to online and print publications, Diversity Best Practices Consulting, and inclusion strategies for Diversity Best Practices members.
Michael has a strong research, writing and presentation background specializing in race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality. He previously worked as a researcher at the Center for Contemporary Black History—where his research contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Malcolm X: A Life Reinvention—and the Institute for Policy Research. His work is also featured in Diversity Best Practices’ Global Diversity Primer, its HR Executive Diversity Primer: What HR Leaders Need to Know About Managing Diversity to Optimize Human Capital, as well as in an online feature series on multidimensional identities. Michael co-wrote the white paper “LGBTQ at the Tipping Point: How Changing Mainstream Attitudes Affect the Workplace.”
Raised in North Carolina and the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, Michael earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, and his master’s from Columbia University.
In addition to Out and Equal’s Metro New York Council, he currently serves as an education and inclusion consultant for New York City’s Independent School Diversity Network, and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. In his free time, he enjoys journaling, weekend brunches with friends, music of most forms, and watching football—especially the Cowboys.