Dr. Robison serves as Director of Student Engagement for Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. Serving on the Vice President for Student Affairs leadership team, he supervises numerous areas within the Division of Student Affairs including Adult and Commuter Student Affairs, GLBTIQ Student Programs, International Student Programs, Multicultural Student Affairs, Multicultural Student Programs, and Volunteerism and Service Learning Support. In addition, he teaches graduate qualitative research methods courses in the College of Education. Before coming to Kennesaw State, Dr. Robison served as Dean of Students for Georgia Perimeter College’s Clarkston and Dunwoody Campuses. GPC was a multi-campus, two-year college serving over 22,000 students in the metro-Atlanta area. Prior to his arrival at GPC, Dr. Robison worked as Assistant Dean of Students at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. While at GSU, Dr. Robison supervised the areas of Greek Life, Intercultural Relations, New Student Orientation, Parent Relations and Student Organizations; in addition, Dr. Robison served as a campus judicial officer, adjudicating numerous student conduct cases. Dr. Robison has also worked at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services University in Boston, MA as the Director of Student Activities and New Student Orientation and at St. John’s University-Manhattan Campus in the areas of Residence Life and Student Activities.
Over the years, Dr. Robison has been active in numerous professional associations. He has remained very active in the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). Early in his career, he served as state president of Massachusetts College Personnel Association; and during his tenure as president, MCPA received the Outstanding State and International Division Award at the annual international convention. Upon his move to Georgia, he became active with the Georgia College Personnel Association, serving on their executive board for two years. He has been involved with ACPA’s Commission for the Two-Year College, serving on the organization’s Directorate for three years. As a Directorate member, he served on the inaugural planning committee for the Two-Year College Drive-in Conference, now in its third year and taking place in June 2017 at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Early in his career he was honored by both MCPA and ACPA by receiving the Outstanding New Professional Award from both the state organization and the Standing Committee for Graduate Students and New Professionals. Recently, Dr. Robison received ACPA’s State of Georgia’s Outstanding Student Learner Program Award.
Dr. Robison holds an Associate’s degree from Itawamba Community College, a Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University, and a Master’s degree from New York University. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University. His dissertation was honored by GSU's College of Education in his receipt of the Outstanding Educational Leadership Dissertation Award. Dr. Robison has presented on both his practical experience with and scholarly research on LGBT issues at the local, state, and regional levels. Dr. Robison is a current member of and past chair of the Board of Directors of Georgia Equality, the state of Georgia's largest LGBT rights organization. And, he has served on the planning team for the Georgia Safe Schools Collation and the Georgia Gay/Straight Youth Summit.
Dr. Robison does not believe that learning is confined to the lecture hall, laboratory, or library. He believes that learning should transcend these traditional notions of how knowledge is transferred and where learning can take place. In the context of higher education, college campuses should be and can be holistic learning labs with students developing critical life and learning skills across all facets of college life. From serving as an officer within a student organization to participating in an intramural game, learning takes place in the student center, in the residence hall, in an SGA meeting, during a diversity dialogue, through an advisement session, at orientation, on the playing field, or on fraternity row.
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