Dr. Wilma Robinson grew up in a large family in Georgia, and now lives in Eagle, Wisconsin, with her husband Theodis. They have one son. At Carroll, she served as former chair of the Department of Education and director of Graduate Studies, and currently is an associate professor in the Department of Education and serves as chair of the Academic Quality Committee. Her passion for service to her department, the university and community is shown through her development and facilitation of the BRIDGES pre-college program for African American and Hispanic youth over the last eight years. A 2017 graduate of the program was awarded the top tiered Voorhees scholarship. Professionally, Robinson serves as lay clergy, consults on Continuing Education program development and models, intergenerational models for youth transitions to success, professional, community or staff development on a variety of concerns in religious and secular organizations.
Areas of Specialization
Adult, Continuing, Professional and Community Education and Social Gerontology.
Scholarly and Professional Achievements
Dr. Robinson has authored a series of monographs and articles on intentionally managing biases and youth transitions to success that emphasize mentoring, intergenerational volunteers, and authentic school and community partnerships in minority and majority contexts, particularly in higher education. Robinson has been a presenter or facilitator at numerous national and international conferences, workshops and round tables, in addition to presenting to the Society for the Philosophical Study of Education. Robinson’s latest scholarly achivement is to be reviewed by The International Round Table Symposium Committee, who will present her research: ‘Transitions to Success Within A Majority and Minority Context: Toward A Theoretical Framework for Youth Support in Higher Education,’ deemed a valuable contribution to the Oxford Round Table, University of Oxford, Oxford England.