Jennifer Robinson, Ph.D.
Jennifer Robinson is an associate professor and lead faculty for GEN103 Information Literacy 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 then fell into the field of ESL/Bilingual Education and moved forward into teaching full time. She received the Outstanding Leadership award for her cohort during the MA program, a Dedication Award at Ashford University*, and has several publications. Dr. Jen has taught in Washington, Ohio, Delaware, and Wisconsin and presented at US TESOL, MexTESOL, in England and Northern Ireland, and for the Association for Middle Level Education, as well as for several other organizations. She has taught K-12 ESL, elementary and middle regular education, higher education ESL, and undergraduate and graduate school. 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 28 years and has three teen and adult children. She loves aerial yoga, reading, and traveling.