Faculty Member Core Division 
Pronouns He/Him/His
Education Ohio University, Doctor of Philosophy; Boston College, Master of Education; Columbia Union College, Bachelor of Arts; Ohio University, Master of Science
Areas of Expertise
  • History
  • Journalism
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Biography

Who his Frank Robinson? He is the son of Frank Robinson and Ruth Jackson, the brother of Janice and Jack, the father of Teresa, and the grandfather of Kendra and Ethan. He has graduated several times, including a B.A. in history, a M.S. in journalism, and a Ph.D. in Inter-Disciplinary Studies (history, education, English, and women’s studies) from Ohio University. He has taught high school history and been a basketball coach. He completed the Boston Marathon, kayaked Lake Superior’s Isle Royale National Park, and rafted the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. He bikes and swims regularly; one of his all-time favorite bike rides was the Ride the Rockies Bike Tour in Colorado. He is an amateur landscape photographer. As much as he as been blessed with life since 1965 as an administrator or professor, he thinks he could have been happy as a 3rd grade teacher, constitutional judge, newspaper columnist, geologist, or operating a backcountry guide service in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming. He once played most sports (except skiing which he failed) and especially enjoy the basketball season (high school, college, and Boston Celtics). He likes mountains more than beaches, books more than movies, and interesting class discussions more than lectures. He likes preparing for class. He likes teaching because he likes learning. He learns before class when he prepares and he learns during class from his students’ feedback, comments, and questions.

Favorite Quote

“Certain questions which grown-ups deem unanswerable begin as answers which children find unquestionable.”

—Walter Kirn, Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever (2009)

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