Dr. Robinson's communication areas of expertise include organizational communication and instructional communication. She has published and presented numerous papers on classroom assessment, communication pedagogy, computer mediated communication, and classroom instruction as well as mobile technologies and student engagement. Dr. Robinson has written two books recently and is currently working on a third text involving communication competencies and the skills students need when returning to school. She is also a curriculum developer and previous department chair who has served as a university-wide faculty developer. Dr. Robinson has also worked in a number of leadership positions in various higher education institutions focusing on preparing both faculty and students for a changing educational and professional work world.
- Ph.D., Communication, The University of Memphis
- MED, Educational Administration, University of Houston-Victoria
- BS, Communication, University of Houston-Victoria
- Master of Online Teaching Certificate, Illinois Online Network & University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Articles Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals:
Robinson, R. (2015). e-Tools: Using mindmeister in the classroom. Invited article by the National Communication Association E-Tool Series
McCullough, C., & Robinson, R. (March/April 2014). The role of an institution-level assessment committee in faculty professional development initiatives. Assessment Update.
Thompson, B., & Robinson, R. (2013). Embracing and rejecting student agency: Documenting critical reflection practices in the basic communication course classroom. The Basic Course Annual, 25, 38-69.
Robinson, R. (2009). Considerations for creating paper-pencil tests. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 13(2).
Robinson, R., & Whitemarsh, D. (2009). From conventional spaces to virtual places: Enhancing teacher-student communication in the hybrid-online course. In C. Maddux (Ed.) Research Highlights in Information Technology and Teacher Education 2009. Chesapeake, VA: Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE).
Robinson, R. (2009). Picture this: Exploring nonverbal communication through self-portraiture. Communication Teacher, 23, 62-65.
Robinson, R. (2007). The role of communication in student achievement. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 11.
Robinson, R. (2018). Digital training@work: Engaging and educating employees online. Bookboon Publishing.
Robinson, R., & Reinhart, J. (2014). Digital thinking and mobile teaching: Communicating, collaborating, and constructing in an access age. Bookboon.
Robinson, R. (2014). Communicating with technology@work: A guide for professional digital interactions. Bookboon.
Robinson, R. (2012). Public schools as interactive organizations: Developing a model of media and public relations strategies for altering public school perception. LAP Publishing.
The Professors [PBS Chicago]. (2013). The End of the University as We Know.
OCLC WorldCat Local and the SXU Library Initiative. (2011).
Robinson, R. (2011, February). Thinking and teaching digitally: Connecting to the Millennial learner II. This presentation was sponsored by ConnectYard with nearly 100 academic teams from multiple institutions of higher education in attendance.
Robinson, R. (2010, February). Thinking and teaching digitally: Connecting to the Millennial learner I. This presentation was sponsored by ConnectYard with 25+ academic teams from multiple institutions of higher education in attendance.
- Robinson, R. (2015, March). Priest Interactions: Examining Individual, Professional, and Spiritual Identity in Social Media Environments. Presentation delivered to and workshop facilitated at the Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, Seton Hall University.
- Keynote Speaker, University of Lodz (Poland) for the Digital Culture: New Skills and New Challenges Conference, May 2014. Paper title: Digital Interactions: Exploring the Communication Skills Required of a Digital Culture.
- Seton Hall University, Department of Catholic Studies Lecture Series Speaker, Digital Organizational Communication: Exploring the Implications of Social Media for the Church. Presented February 6, 2014.
- A Top Faculty Paper, Central States Communication Association, 2012
- Robinson, R. (2011, May). Invited communication analyst and commentator for the 15th National Appellate Practice Institute hosted by the American Bar Association and the Northwestern School of Law.
- A Top Faculty Paper, Central States Communication Association, 2011
- College of Arts and Sciences Teacher-Scholar Award Recipient 2009-2010
- ACE Award Recipient 2009-2010 (selected by campus student organizations)
- Nominated for Teaching Excellence Award 2011
- Nominated for Teaching Excellence Award 2010
- Nominated for Teaching Excellence Award 2009
- Top 3 Paper,” Central States Communication Association, 2007
- “Top 10 Paper,” National Communication Association, 2005
- “Best Student Paper Award,” Tennessee Communication Association, 2002