Elizabeth Robinson, EdD

Director & Assistant Professor, Sociology

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Assistant Professor and Director, Education Studies Program

Education

  • EdD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • MA, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • BA, Lehigh University

Research Interests

  • English as a Second Language
  • Teacher Education
  • Urban Education
  • Teachers’ engagement with research

Employment History

  • Adjunct Professor, Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 at University of New Hampshire, Manchester
  • Supervisor of Reading Specialist and ELA Certification, 2007-2008, Springfield, MA
  • Project and Research Assistant for ACCELA Alliance, 2004-2008, UMass, Amherst
  • University Preparation ESL Teacher, 2002-2004, UMass Boston
  • Bilingual Reading Teacher, 2000-2002, Brockton Public Schools, MA.

Publications

  • Paugh & Robinson (in press) Participatory research as self-study. In C. Lassonde, S. Galman & C. Kosnik (Eds.) Self-Study Research Methodologies for Teacher Educators, Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Oral Presentations

  • The 40th Annual Meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization in Hyannis, MA April 2008 Presentation title: What’s the use of a reflection tool? Resistance, dialogue, and reinvention of reflection in an inquiry based master’s program
  • National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research Conference, at Indiana University, IN Feb. 2008 Presentation title: Reflection in an inquiry based master’s program
  • 5th Annual Teachers as Researchers Conference at UNH Manchester, NH May, 2007 Presentation title: Cultural Identity: Focus on what ELL Students Do Know”
  • The 39th Annual Meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization in Portsmouth, NH, April, 2007. Presentation title: “A Critical Analysis of Local Teachers ‘Strategic Alignment’ to High-Stakes Mandates and Scripted Lesson Plans in an Urban School District”
  • The Annual AAAL Conference in Costa Mesa, CA, April, 2007. Presentation title: “Strategic Alignment, Scripted Curricula, and Content Based Instruction for ELLs”
  • The Annual AERA Conference in Chicago, Il, April, 2007. Presentation title: “Teaching for New Times: Challenges and Tensions in Teacher Education and Teacher Research”
  • The 6th International Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices Conference in Herstmonceux, UK, Aug. 2006. Presentation title: Reconceptualizing Teacher Education in New Times: What did we learn from our course texts in a high-stakes setting?
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Courses Taught

  • EHS 110 - Introduction to Education
  • EHS 313 - Classroom Communication
  • EHS 815/816 - Teaching Practicum