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Dwan Robinson

Assistant Professor, Educational Studies
Educational Studies
McCracken Hall 302E

Dr. Dwan Robinson, an Assistant Professor in Educational Administration, holds a B.A. in Government from Oberlin College, a M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and has earned a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Ohio University she served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Michigan State University where she was involved in a Skillman Foundation grant with the Education Outreach Office to improve educational outcomes in Detroit, MI. Dr. Robinson teaches doctoral and masters courses in leadership, educational leadership, policy and politics in education and school and community relations.She is Cohort Coordinator of the Master's/ Principal Preparation Program for the Pickerington Regional Cohort and a Board Member of the Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools. Her research includes educational leadership, social capital in education, school, community relations, the experiences of marginalized groups in education, and social justice in education.

Recent Publications (Selected):

Robinson, D. V. & Volpe, L. (2015).  Navigating the parent involvement terrain – The engagement of high poverty parents in a rural school district. Journal of Family Diversity in Education. 1(4), 66 – 85.

Robinson, D. V., Moore, J. L., III, & Mayes, R. D. (2013). Two Gifted African American Brothers Achieving in Spite of the Odds. In Grantham, T., Frazier Trotman Scott, M., & Harmon, D. Young, Triumphant and Black.Prufrock Press.

Robinson, D. V., Moore, J. L., III, & Mayes, R. D. & Robinson, J. R. (2014)(In press).Chutes and ladders: Young African American males navigating potholes to climb to success. In Moore, J. L., III, & Lewis, C. W. (Eds.), African American Males in PreK-12 schools: Informing Research, Practice, and Policy.Emerald Publishing.

Allen, A., & Robinson, D.V. (2008). Schools, communities, and local newspapers: New questions to examine. In Wayne Hoy & Michael DiPaola (Eds.) Improving Schools: Studies in Leadership and Culture. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Allen, A. & Robinson, D. (2008). Charter Schools Must Be Publicly Regulated. In Henningfield, D. (Ed.), At Issue: Charter Schools. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, pp. 49-70.