Miranda Collins

Associate Professor/Program Director
MA-Education, Marietta College (2006); MS-Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska (2002); BS-Medical Science, Alderson-Broaddus College (1994)
Year Appointed
Fall 2016
  • Advanced Physiology II
  • Research Methods II
  • Professional Issues II
  • Pediatrics
  • Competency Exams


Miranda Collins, MEd, MPAS, PA-C, has been a practicing physician assistant since 1994, working full-time as an emergency medicine physician assistant until becoming involved with PA education.

Collins serves as assistant professor for the Marietta College Physician Assistant Program. She teaches in the Physical Exam I and II courses, Health Policy and Medical Ethics, Professional and Psychosocial Issues and Clinical Medicine course. Mrs. Collins joined the faculty of Marietta College's Physician Assistant Program in 2002 as the Clinical Coordinator. During her time as Clinical Coordinator, she placed 96 students in more than 1,000 clinical rotations.

Collins continues to work part-time in an urgent care facility.

Research Interests: Analysis of student demographic and academic variables in relation to program completion and PANCE scores

Recent Publications: Sommers J, Collins M. Meniscal tears: repair or resect. Journal of Orthopedics for Physician Assistants. Fall 2013.