Dr. Petra A. Robinson Presents at the AABHE Conference

Dr. Petra A. Robinson, SLHRD Assistant ProfessorDr. Petra A. Robinson, Assistant Professor in the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development

Funded in part by the LSU Office of Diversity Faculty Travel Grant, School of Leadership and Human Resource Development faculty member Dr. Petra A. Robinson attended and presented her research at the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) Conference.

The conference is one Dr. Robinson has attended and presented research at consistently for the past 5 or so years. This year’s conference was particularly meaningful as it was held in LSU’s home state; at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel on Canal Street in New Orleans, LA. Additionally, the aptly themed conference theme Pathways to Success in Higher Education: Education, the Ultimate Civil Right was a resounding success under the leadership of its president, LSU’S very own, Vice Provost for Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Dereck Rovaris.

The AABHE strives to be the premier organization to drive leadership development, access and vital issues concerning Blacks in higher education. In pursuing this vision, AABHE seeks to collaborate with other ethnic groups and organizations that have similar interests.

While appreciative of the opportunity to present her research findings of a qualitative study she did with women of color to learn more about their insights and perceptions of how women of color are viewed in the media and their resulting reactions to contemporary labels and identifiers, Dr. Robinson was most pleased about seeing LSU students, including two of her own mentees, PhD candidate, Dorothy Kemp (SLHRD) and doctoral student, Bettina Teegen (School of Social Work) present their work at the conference.

The School of Leadership is proud to highlight Dr. Robinson’s diverse scholarship and her mentorship of students in our department and across the campus.

About Dr. Robinson

Petra A. Robinson, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University (LSU) and the Advisor for students in the LSU Online MSc Human Resource Education and Leadership Development and MSc. Workforce Development programs. She received her PhD in Educational Administration and Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University with a focus on Adult Education. Keenly interested in issues related to critical literacies, diversity and social justice, global lifelong learning, and professional development in the academy.

About the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development

The LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD) offers programs dedicated to producing world-class practitioners, leaders, and instructors in human resource and leadership development. The BS, MS, PhD, and certificate programs are designed to develop the leadership, planning, analytical, problem solving, and change management capabilities that today's globalized organizations need to be successful. SLHRD also offers a 100% online master’s program and is a school within the College of Human Sciences & Education.  

About the College of Human Sciences & Education

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree programs, enrolling more than 2,020 undergraduate and 879 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.