RobinsonPetra A. Robinson, PhD

Associate Professor

Bachelor’s Degree: Bachelor of Science, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Nova Southeastern University, 1996

Master’s Degree: Master’s in International Business Administration, Nova Southeastern University, 1997

PhD: Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University, 2011

Phone: (225) 578-5753

E-mail: petrar@lsu.edu

Office: 294 Coates Hall

 

 

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.

She has presented at several national and international conferences, authored peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and white papers on these topics and most recently published two co-edited books, Black Faculty in the Academy: Narratives for Negotiating Identity and Achieving Career Success (Routledge) and Priorities of the Professoriate: Engaging Multiple forms of Scholarship across Rural and Urban Institutions (Information Age Publishing).

Dr. Robinson is committed to serving in her field and is currently on the editorial board of three journals, the Journal of Research Initiatives, the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, and Adult Learning. She is a member of the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), the Commission of Professors of Adult Education (CPAE), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and she serves on the Publication and Research Committee for the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE).

Selected Publications

Banda, R.M., Flowers, A., & Robinson, P.A. (2017). Numbers don’t lie: Problematizing faculty diversity at Hispanic Serving Institutions. Journal for Multicultural Education, 11(4), 250-263. 

Robinson, P.A. (2015). The Scholarship of Engagement: A Reason to Cross the Ivory Tower’s Moat. In F.A. Bonner II, R.M. Banda, P.A. Robinson, C.W. Lewis and B. Lofton, Priorities of the Professoriate: Engaging Multiple Forms of Scholarship Across Rural and Urban Institutions (pp. 149- 158). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Robinson, P.A. (2014).  Real Men Don’t Bleach: Contradiction in Contemporary Notions of Gender Identity among Bleachers in Jamaica. National Journal of Urban Education and Practice, (7) 3, 232-246.

Robinson, P.A., & Alfred, M.V. (2014). Transformative Learning Experiences in Family Literacy Programs. International Journal of Literacies, (20) 2, 1-10.

Bonner, F.A. II, marbley, a. f., Evans, M., & Robinson, P.A. (2014) Triple Jeopardy: A Qualitative Investigation of the Experiences of Nontraditional African American Female Students in One Hispanic Serving Institution. Journal of African American Studies, 1-16. DOI: 10.1007/s12111-014-9287-4.

Stoddart, D., Robinson, PA. & Alfred, M.V. (2014). Exploring the Influence of Indigenous Caribbean Music in Shaping the Anglophone Caribbean Identity. National Journal of Urban Education and Practice, (7) 3, 281-297

Peer-reviewed

Selected Presentations

Robinson, P.A. & Williams, K. V. (November, 2016).  Cultural taxation or organizational citizenship? International Conference on Urban Education, San Juan, Puerto Rico.  

Robinson, P.A., & Williams, K. (April 2015). Developing Critical Consciousness and Media Literacy through Curriculum Design. American Association of Blacks in Higher Education Conference, Charleston, South Carolina (Paper Presentation).

Robinson, P.A. (November 2014). Critical Media Literacy: Critical Media Literacy: A Tool for Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum. International Conference on Urban Education, Montego Bay, Jamaica. (Paper Presentation)

Robinson, P.A. (April 2014). Colorism and the Curriculum: Lessons from Skin Bleachers in Jamaica. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Paper Presentation).

Banda, R., Flowers, A. & Robinson, P.A. (April 2014). The Need for Diverse Faculty at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs): A Qualitative Document Analysis of the Need for Diverse Hires. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Paper Presentation)

Robinson, P.A. & Rice, D. (March 2014). Best Practices for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice. American Association of Blacks in Higher Education Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. (Paper Presentation)

Grants

Robinson, P.A. & Rizzuto, T. (2015). Ready. Set. What Next? Readiness Assessments and the Adult Learner’s Path to an Online Degree. Academic Partnerships Faculty Research Grant.  ($3,000).

Robinson, P.A. (2014). Measuring Andragogical Design Principles and Processes in Online Learning. Academic Partnerships Faculty Research Grant. ($3,000)

Robinson, P.A. (2014). Faculty Travel Grant Award- Sponsored by Office of Research and Development at Louisiana State University ($570)

Robinson, P.A. (2013). Teaching Enhancement Fund Grant- Sponsored by Campus Federal Credit Union at Louisiana State University ($500)

Bonner, F.A. II, & Robinson, P.A. (2012).  The STEM Collegiate African American Male Summit: Building on Factors of Success. Graduate School of Education Goal Advancement Program ($15,000)

Professional Service

Committee Member for the Research and Publication Committee for the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE)

Editorial Board Member for Adult Learning

Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Research Initiatives

Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education

Co-Director for the inaugural International Conference on Urban Education (ICUE)- 2014, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Current Research

Dr. Petra A. Robinson maintains a very active research agenda and has published several articles, book chapters, and co-edited books. With research interests including colorism, critical literacies, social justice, diversity and equity in higher and adult education, Dr. Robinson’s research can be categorized into two major categories:

      1)  Critical Literacies Across the Lifespan in Global Higher and Adult Education and Organizational Contexts and

      2)  Lifelong Learning and Professional Development.

Robinson, P.A. (2015). The Scholarship of Engagement: A Reason to Cross the Ivory Tower’s Moat. In F.A. Bonner II, R.M. Banda, P.A. Robinson, C.W. Lewis and B. Lofton, Priorities of the Professoriate: Engaging Multiple Forms of Scholarship Across Rural and Urban Institutions (pp. 149- 158). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Robinson, P.A. (2014). Real Men Don’t Bleach: Contradiction in Contemporary Notions of Gender Identity among Bleachers in Jamaica. National Journal of Urban Education and Practice, (7) 3, 232-246.

Curriculum Vitae