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Dr. Quintin L. Robinson

Dr. Quintin Robinson

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Educational Leadership | Professional Leadership | International Leadership & Research Expert

Education

Masters

Character Education
The University of Birmingham,
Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

In Progress

Doctor of Philosophy

Educational Leadership
Concentration: Policy, Management and Organization
University of Oregon at Eugene

December 2007

Masters

Public Administration
California State University, Dominguez Hills

December 1991

Bachelor of Science

Political Sciences/Urban Politics
University of California at Irvine

June 1984

Areas of Research

  • Educational Outcomes for Minority Males
  • Program Interventions
  • Including Minority Parents as part of the Educational Process
  • The Academic Achievement Gap
  • School Equity and Social Justice
  • Social Development and Single Black Fathers
  • Strategic Mentoring

Focus of Teaching

  • Action Research
  • Curriculum Development
  • Advanced Dissertation Writing
  • Justice and Social Equality
  • Responding to the Academic Needs of Underserved Students
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • School Culture and Climate
  • School Leadership
  • Financial Management
  • School Governance and Law

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor
School of Education and Counseling Psychology
Educational Leadership Program

Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, California
Present

Teach classes in the 6th year Leadership Development and Master’s Program. Carry out research projects, collaborate on special projects with administrators from local school districts, work with parents and community partners to move the mission of the program forward, lead outreach and recruitment efforts to meet the program’s admission goals. Advise students on their planned program to assure timely graduation and participation in new student orientations and open-house. Coordinator of the California Admission Performance Assessment and I conduct scholarly research and present research findings at domestic and international conferences while maintaining a nominal teaching load of 6 credits each term.

Instructional Courses Taught:
Community Leadership, Financial Management, Leadership Perspectives, Leadership Development, Community Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Community and Technology, Governance and Law, Cycle 1, 2 and 3 of the California Administrators Performance Assessment, Human Resources Management, Action Research, Organizational Behavior, and Leadership Theory and Ethics and Social Justice in School Leadership.

Selected Outcomes:
Enhanced student communication and understanding of leadership practices which increased their viability as future school administrators. Prepared students on school site governance and the law, action research, and increased awareness on qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Professor/Distant Learning
California Department of Education
Educational Leadership Department

Touro University
Los Alamitos, California
Present

Duties include: Develop courses, building curriculum advising students, and conducting online classes.

Instructional Courses Taught:
Developing Team Collaborating in Human Resources, Data Analysis and Decision Making, Public Budgeting and Human Resources Management,

Selected Outcomes:
Improved student comprehension of educational topics through remote learning.

Assistant Professor
School of Education
Education Leadership and Policies Studies

Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT
August 2014-August 2017

Provided professional development to school administrators in surrounding districts, prepared educational leaders to meet academic and social needs of underserved students, led seminars on qualitative research methods for doctoral candidates, supervised students in the K-12 administrators’ program, scheduled formal meetings with students to develop their planned programs, conducted courses online, worked collaboratively with peers to develop and deliver graduate-level curricula, coordinate the department’s graduate intern program, chaired doctorial committees, coordinated and graded comprehensive exams, coordinated and participated in new student orientations, participated in various activities that advance the department’s mission of responding to the needs of marginalized students. Engaged in collaborative research projects, participated in annual domestic and international conferences while maintaining a nominal teaching load of 12 credits each semester. Served as chair for the department’s personnel committee and coordinated and developed courses for the department.

Instructional Courses Taught:
Instructional Leadership, Organizational Leadership in Urban Schools, Policy Studies, School Law, School Finance, Diversity and Equity and Courses in the department’s 6th-year professional development program and courses in the doctoral program.

Selected Outcomes:
Students understand the value in forming learning communities, which increased opportunities to advance in their dissertation writing. Increasing student’s understanding of the partialities associate with qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Professor of Practice
Education Department

Argosy University, Los Angeles
June 2012-August 2014

Facilitated learning of course competencies and supported all facets of the learning environment to ensure students’ success. Facilitated the mission of the University which included quality services to students, respecting students, following sound educational principles, delivering academic lectures, and responded to the academic needs of all students. Key elements of the position include: meeting with students to develop planned programs, identified and hired adjunct faculty, chaired dissertation committees, coordinated and graded comprehensive exams, attended and participated in new student orientations and open-house and led monthly department meetings.

Instructional Courses Taught:
Methods and Analysis of Quantitative Research, Methods and Analysis of Qualitative Methods, The Adult Learner, Educational Leadership Theory and Policy, Foundations of Leadership, Program Evaluation, Survey Techniques, Technology, and The School Administrator, and conduct seminars courses on how to prepare for comprehensive exams.

Selected Outcomes:
Increased student opportunity to advance in their dissertation work. Increasing students understanding of the partialities associate with qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Policy Development Specialist
October 2009-July 2011

Office of the Superintendent
Los Angeles Unified School District

Served as part of the Superintendent’s leadership team, duties included: responding to district’s initiative to improve low-performing schools and support student growth and. Worked with team on Public School Choice, explored and implemented policies and procedures that could be used to improve the performance of failing schools in the district. Worked with stakeholders and parents to respond to student needs. Worked collaboratively with Local District Superintendents and staff to design evaluation materials to move the school review process forward. Created academic bulletins, manuals and led district meetings that inform, educated, and advised local administrators and parents of the Superintendent’s initiative on school choice. Evaluated school data from various campuses against the District’s data to inform the Superintendent. Conducted meetings with organizations in the community to introduce the Superintendent’s vision on school development.

Wrote reports for the Superintendent that focused on ways to improve the academic performance of minority students and how to effectively include parents as part of the academic learning process. Advised and supported efforts for developing and writing annual WASC reports, attend meetings with the Superintendent, senior staff, administrators, and community stakeholders on issues related to schools improvement. Wrote information reports and speeches for the Superintendent, wrote reports that were submitted to school board members. Developed timelines that moved new school initiatives forward collaborate on budget preparation and financial data for implementation. Worked with members of the Superintendent’s leadership team to move the Superintendent’s strategic plan for the district forward and advised district leaders on reports that came out of the Public School PSC review process.

Postdoctoral Fellow
June 2007-May 2008

Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement
University of Texas at Austin

Supervised community-based programs that served low-performing high schools throughout Central Texas. Wrote grants that were funded, prepare reports on school and student performances for stakeholders, conducted professional development seminars for parents. Wrote quarterly and annual reports to grant funders, Implemented new programs that were geared towards school improvement and including parents in the educational process, Prepared proposals for state and federal funding, and was awarded a grant that funded educational programs for minority students. Established external funding through private and public agencies and manage a combined budget of $250,000.

Research Assistant
March 2005- June 2007

Department of Educational Leadership
University of Oregon at Eugene

In this position, I wrote research-based articles on educational issues, researched topics for publication, conducted various studies on school reform and student academic development, advised graduate students on dissertations, and conducted academic seminars that inform parents on ways to improve the school performance of their children. Counseled and worked with graduate and undergraduate students to improve writing skills, and how to succeed as first-generation students. Counseled students of color and motivated them to achieve their educational goals and graduate. Taught qualitative research methods to graduate students.

Project Director
June 1999- November 2004

Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

Published manuscripts on occupational health and safety and submitted annual reports to an external funding agency. Developed training curriculum for outside agencies; coordinated and implemented health and safety training for Spanish speakers in the Los Angeles area; taught health and safety courses to companies and agencies that requested our services. Supervised program staff and outside consultants; Planned and organized the National Institute of Health Sciences Annual Meeting and managed the program’s budget of $500,000.

Project Manager
1996-1999

Southern California and Family Center
Inglewood, California

Supervised staff and volunteers and managed public relations and recruitment efforts for the Male Involvement Program. Wrote quarterly reports to funding agencies and coordinated income development activities for the program. Designed and implemented a referral program for at-risk youth with the Mayor’s Committee on community outreach. Worked with low-performing schools in the community to redesign curriculum and the direction of the school, taught self-improvement courses, developed training courses, and designed and coordinated a mentor program that included the Inglewood and Long Beach school districts, and the Inglewood Fire and Police departments. Managed a program budget of $300,000.

Educator (K-12)
1990-1996

Compton and Los Angeles Unified School Districts
Compton and Los Angeles, California

Designed curriculum, taught general education courses to elementary and middle school students. Worked with parents and community stakeholders to establish new programs that redirected the schools’ focus and improved student learning. Conducted all classes in Spanish. Provided academic counseling to students and parents. Served as a bilingual community coordinator for the District and organized community outreach programs. Taught fifth and sixth grade and kindergarten.

Selected Publications

Robinson, Q.L. (2020). Exploring Parental Identities: How single black fathers conceptualize fatherhood in the absence of their father. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development
UNDER REVIEW

Robinson Q.L. (2020). Strategic mentoring: a culturally responsive approach for supporting black males. Journal Multicultural Perspective
UNDER REVIEW

Yavuz, O., & Robinson, Q.L. (2018) Aspiring School Leaders’ Opinions Leading School Organizational Systems and Resources Management in The United States. Journal of Contemporary Administration Science. 3(2), 2-16.

Robinson, Q.L. & Searcy, Y. (2017) Is It Real: Equity and Social Justice on University and College Campuses. In Dominguez, N., Berkeley, B., Barka, N., Chrisman, T., Kelley, B., & Westfall, E. (Eds.). (2017). 10th annual mentoring conference proceedings (10th ed.): A Decade of Culverting an Inclusive Mentoring Community [Special Issue 10]. The Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching, 2(10). pp 166-178.

Liu, K., Robinson, Q, & Braun-Monegan, J. (2016) Making unseen Transformation Visible: Pre-Service Teachers Identify Connection Between Teaching-Learning and Literacy Strategies. Journal of Education and Training Studies Vol. 4(8), 93-98.

Robinson, Q.L., & Werblow, J. (2013). The Power of a Single Mother: Black Males Speak Out on Their Mother’s Influence of Their Academic Performance. Multicultural Perspectives. 14(4), 1-7.

Robinson, Q.L., & Werblow, J. (2011). Beating the Odds: How Single Mothers Influence the Educational Success of Their Sons Enrolled In Falling Schools. American Secondary Education. 40(2), 52-66.

Werblow, J., Robinson, Q.L., & Duesbery, L. (2010). Regardless of School Size, School Climate Matters: How Dimensions of School Climate Affect Student Dropout Rate Regardless of High School Size. In W. Hoy and M. DiPaola’s Theory and Research in Educational Administration. NC: Information Age Publishing.

Alonzo, J., Robinson Q. L., & Tindal, G. (2008). Using school-wide response to intervention to close the achievement gap in reading. ERS Spectrum. 26, 1-9.

Robinson, Q.L (2007). Doctoral dissertation. Ways in which Black Single Mothers’ Influence the Educational Success of their Sons: “A Case Study of Successful Black Eleventh Grade Males in Failing Schools. University of Oregon at Eugene.

Selected Presentations & Leadership Development

Keynote speaker at the 2019 WEL Conference on Workshop on Leadership in English Language Teaching and Learning in Antalya, Turkey

Presented at the 2018 AERA conference in Toronto, Canada on. “Strategic Mentoring: A Culturally Responsive Approach for Supporting the Academic and Social Development of Black Males

Presented at the 2018 AERA conference in New York with two paper presentations:
1. “Aspiring School Leaders’ Opinions Leading School Organizational Systems and Resources Management
in The United States” and 2.“Unpacking “Social” and “Justice” in an Effort to Change the Equity
Landscape on University and Colleges Campuses.

Presented at the 2016 AERA conference in Washington DC on “Making unseen Transformation Visible:
Pre-Service Teachers Identify Connection Between Teaching-Learning and Literacy Strategies.”

Presented at the 2016 AERA conference in Washington DC on “Making unseen Transformation Visible:
Pre-Service Teachers Identify Connection Between Teaching-Learning and Literacy Strategies.”

Presented at the 2015 American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAA&U), in Philadelphia Topic:
“Strategic Academic Mentoring of Undergraduate Black and Latino Males.”

Presented at the 2015 Korean Association for Multicultural Education (KAME), conference on Soule Korea.
Topic: “Single Black Mothers and Influence on their Sons School Success.”

Presented at the University of New Mexico Mentoring Conference on “Thinking About Relationships with
Black Boys: Why Strategic Mentoring Matters.” October 2015

Presented at the University of New Mexico Mentoring Conference on “Strategic Academic Mentoring of
Undergraduate Black and Latino Males: Initial Findings.” October 2015

Presented at The Korean Association for Multicultural Education Conference in South Korea. Presented on
“Beating the Odds: How Single Black Mothers Influence the Educational Success of their Sons.” March
2015

Invited to present at the 2013 AERA conference in San Francisco. I will present on the Ways to successfully
include Black males in the academic process.

Wrote speeches written on behalf of the Superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District on “Student
Success,” “Minority Students and Academic Achievement.”

Robinson, Q.L., Werblow, J. (April, 2012). Beating the Odds: How single mothers influence the educational success of their sons enrolled in failing schools. Accepted and will present at the New England Education Research Organization (NEERO) Annual Meeting: in Portsmouth, NH.

Werblow, J., Robinson, Q.L., & Duesbery, L. (April, 2010). How Factors of School Climate Effect Student Dropout, Regardless of a School’s Size. Accepted and presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting: Denver, CO.

Robinson, Q. (March, 2008). Ways in which Black single mothers influence the educational success of their sons. Paper presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association, New York.

Alonzo, J., Robinson Q. L., & Tindal, G. (April 2007). Using school-wide response to intervention to close the achievement gap in reading. Paper presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Robinson, Q. (2005). Interventions to Improve Reading for Elementary Students. Paper commissioned by the Behavioral Research and Teaching Research Office, University of Oregon.

Robinson, Q. (2002). Health Education and Migrant Workers. Paper presented at the American Public Health and Safety Conference in San Francisco.

Robinson, Q. (2000). Assertiveness, a Method for Eliminating Health Disparities. Paper Presented and the American Public Health and Safety Conference.

Professional Activities

Chair of the 2020 SIG 100 (Special Interest Research Committee) for AERA
2020

Administrative Scorer for the Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT)
2014, 2015, 2016

Manuscript Reviewer, Urban Education
Present

Proctor, Northwestern California University of Law
Present

Dissertation advisor & conduct seminars on how to organize and prepare for comprehensive exams
Present

Proposal and Manuscript Reviewer, Division A & SIG-Research Use
American Educational Research Association
2008- 2009- 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Expert witness on parents involvement and school success,
Orange County Court, Child and Family Division
2010

Initial Administrative Licensure Program,
University of Oregon
2005

Graduate of UCLA’s Professional Management Development Program
University of California at Los Angeles
2004

Professional Activities

Travel Scholarship Award
Santa Clara University Office of the Provost
2019

Publication Scholarship
Santa Clara University Office of the Provost
2018

Graduate Student Fellow Award,
University of Oregon, School of Education
2005-2007

Graduate Student Fellow Award,
University of Oregon, Office of Admissions
2004-2005

Research Travel Grant Award,
University of Oregon
2005-2007

Jacobson Memorial Academic Scholarship,
University of Oregon
2006

Professional Memberships

Member American Education Research Association (AERA)

The Korean Association of Multicultural Education (KAME)

University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Global Cultural Learning Experiences

I spent extended periods of time in: Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Hong Kong, China, Central America, The Netherlands, Australia, Fiji, France, Great Britain, Ethiopia, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Cape Town, Johannesburg, The Canary Islands, Singapore, and Spain. I visited these countries for the purpose of developing integrated multicultural lessons and using artifacts, photography, and personal experiences from these visits to motivate and encourage future educators to see the world as a classroom.

Technology

My current work as a professor has given me full experience with current and advanced technology, this includes Smart classrooms, Online teaching with Zoom, conducting domestic and international webinars. In addition, I utilize all social media platforms to stay relevant and build a professional connection with students.