Sean Robinson, PhD
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Higher Education Leadership & Policy Analysis
MBA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Human Resources/Organizational Studies
M.Ed., College of William & Mary, Counseling Psychology
B.A., University of Virginia, Psychology
I have over 20 years experience on many different types of university and college campuses, including 2 year, 4 year, religious, state, land grant, public, private, and proprietary institutions. I have worked in a multitude of roles in both the Student Affairs and Academic Affairs arenas. I began in the area of Student Affairs as a counselor, and have worn many hats within Student Affairs, including admissions, career services, disability services, student life/programs, judicial affairs, counseling/psych services, and athletics, before eventually moving up the ranks of Academic Affairs administration.
I have always seen myself as a teacher and educator first and foremost. My primary teaching interests include leadership development, organizational theory & behavior, qualitative research methods, and student affairs/higher education administration. But I also enjoy research and the process of inquiry. My current research focuses on various facets of identity development, including LGBTQ student/identity development, and the academic and professional development and socialization experiences of graduate students.
Robinson, C. S. (invited submission in progress). Hidden influences of popular media on mental health and well-being of LGBTQ youth. Journal of American Culture.
Robinson, C. S , & Eastin, J. (under contract). A Queer Sense of Mothering: The Contested Terrain of Gay Dads. In A. Reyes (Ed.) Other Mothers/Other Mothering. Bradford, ONT: Demeter Press.
Robinson, C. S. (in press). Using Technology & Digital Narratives to Engage Graduate Students in Self-Authorship and Learning Partnerships. In C. Wankel & P. Blessinger (Eds.) Improving Student Engagement and Retention through Multimedia Technologies. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.
Robinson, C. S. (in press). This class is so queer! Sexuality & the other in the college classroom. In N. Johnson & S. Wilson (eds.) Teaching to Difference?
Robinson, C. S. (in press). Equal rights for LGBTQ students in the U.S.: The times, they are a-changin'. In J. Briggs (Ed.) Human Rights in Times of Transition. An Interdisciplinary Perspective. London: Palgrave MacMillan.
Robinson, C. S. (in press). Multicultural studies & sexual diversity: A postmodern queer(y) for all. In S. Pinder (Ed.) American Multicultural Studies. San Francisco, CA: Sage.
Robinson, C. S. (2012). Out of the closet and into the classroom: Media literacy and inclusive teacher education practice. In A. Wilson & V. Bloomfield (Eds.). Voices of LGBTQ Students and Teachers: Changing the Culture of Schooling. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.
Robinson, C. S. & Franklin, V. (2011). Working against the odds: The support needs of successful African American women. In C. R. Chambers (Ed.) Black American Female Students on Campus: Successes and Challenges (pp 21-41). Cambridge, MA; Emerald Press.
Robinson, C. S. (2010). I am because we are: The impact of musical community on gay Identity. In B. Reed & Z. Nicolazzo (Eds.) Stories From Ourselves: The Impact of Work with Gender Related Programs and Services (pp 5-6). Washington, DC: ACPA/NASPA.
Robinson, C. S. & Horton, J. K. (2010). Technology mediated learning communities. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 14(1), 110-114.
Robinson, C. S. (2010). Media literacy and LGBT students. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 13(4), 167-173.
Robinson, C. S. (2012). Mentoring as Other-Mothering: Supporting, Nurturing, and Guiding African American Female Graduate Students on their Academic Journeys . Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, November 2012.
Robinson, C. S. (2012). Campus-Based Mentoring for LGBTQ College Students:
Implications for Staff & Administrators. Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, November 2012.
Robinson, C. S. (2012). Campus-Based Mentoring for LGBTQ College Students: Implications for Student Affairs. ACPA Annual Conference. Louisville, KY, March 2012.
Robinson, C. S. (2011). Talking Back & Speaking Out: Mentoring Experiences of African American Female Doctoral Students. American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA, April 2011.
Robinson, C. S. (2011). Mentoring & Support Needs of Successful African American Female College Students: Implications for Student Affairs. ACPA Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD, March 2011.
Robinson, C. S. (2011). Talking Back & Speaking Out: Mentoring Experiences of African American Female Doctoral Students in the U.S. Preparing for Academic Practice Symposium, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. March 2011. (Accepted, not presented).
Robinson, C. S. (2010). Chairperson/Discussant. "Student Learning and Technology." American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Denver CO, April 2010.
Robinson, C. S. & Horton, J.K. (2010). "I Think I Can, I Think I Can": Fostering Inquiry and Understanding in Graduate Research Courses, American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Denver CO, April 2010.