Elizabeth A. Robinson

Assistant Professor and Director, Education Studies Program

Phone: 617-994-6483
Fax: 617-994-4278
Email: erobinson@suffolk.edu
Office: 73 Tremont St., Rm. 7019


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

Office Hours Fall 2018

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Tuesdays & Thursdays

Research Interests

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


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.

Selected 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.

Recent 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?

Courses Taught

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