Dr. Richard J.M. Robinson
Richard Robinson is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the Citadel. Richard holds a PhD in Mathematics Education from the University of Tennessee, where he also earned a graduate degree in Mathematics. Richard has served as a secondary mathematics teacher in private, public, and STEM high school settings. Previous mathematics research includes work with variable tension splines and finite element method approximations of the substructure of smart materials. Current research interests include disciplinary literacy, positioning theory, and the use of discourse analytic techniques to improve student engagement in the mathematics classroom.
Teaching: Spring 2020
MATH 131 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
Robinson, R., Gabriel, R., & Dostal, H. (2019). Providing Undergraduates an Authentic Perspective on Mathematical Meaning-Making: A focus on Mathematical Text Types. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference on Research on Undergraduate Mathematics Education. Oklahoma City, OK.
Robinson, R. & Jocius, R. (2017) Barriers to Engagement in Mathematical Discourse: Malignant Positioning in the Secondary Mathematics Classroom. Proceedings of the 39th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Indianapolis, IN.
Gabriel, R. & Robinson, R. (2020, October). Making Calculus Accessible with Disciplinary Literacy Practices. Research presented at the meeting of the International Literacy Association.
Jocius, R., Joshi, D., Dong, Y., Catete, V., Dong, Y., Robinson, R., Barnes, T., Albert, J. & Lytle, N. (2020, March). Code, connect, create: The 3C model for integrating computational thinking into content area classrooms. Research presented at the 51st SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education.
Selected Grant Awards:
Master of Arts in Teaching (with
Major in Mathematics)
STEM Education Research Group, Founder
Ph.D. in Mathematics Education - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Vita: Dr. Robinson's Vita