Jennifer Robinson, Ph.D.
Jennifer Robinson is Program Chair for GEN103 Information Literacy and an Associate Professor in the Academic Engagement Center. She earned a Ph.D. in Education with specializations in literacy and English as a second language from Washington State University, an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from Ohio University, and a B.S. in Psychology (specializing in Human Development/Gerontology and Cognition) from Washington State University. Dr. Jen began her adult-career trajectory as a social worker and fell in love with teaching through her positions as a social worker. She was introduced to the field of ESL/bilingual education and moved forward into teaching full time. Dr. Jen has taught in Washington, Ohio, Delaware, and Wisconsin and has presented in the U.S., Mexico, England, Spain, and Northern Ireland, in addition to serving as a volunteer ESL teacher for refugees and asylees in England. She has taught K-12 ESL, elementary and middle regular education, higher education ESL, and undergraduate and graduate university. Her favorite thing about the University of Arizona Global Campus is how kind and caring the faculty are toward students. "The faculty at UAGC really want all students to be successful in their academics and life outside of school," Dr. Jen says. "The faculty model allows students to spread their wings and find themselves through their higher education studies." Her research interests include using professional learning communities in online teaching environments, supporting online students, English language learners’ reading and writing, and providing successful feedback meant to support students’ learning. Dr. Jen is married to her partner of 30 years and has three adult children. She loves aerial yoga, reading, and traveling.