Christopher Robinson, D.Ed., M.S.W., L.S.W.

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BSW Program Director
Assistant Professor, Social Work
Frable Building, 201F

Fall 2022 Semester

On-Campus Office Hours:

  • Monday - 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
  • Friday - 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Virtual Office Hours:

Dr. Christopher Wayne Robinson currently serves as assistant professor of social work at Penn State University-Greater Allegheny in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Dr. Robinson is a native of Kalamazoo, Michigan who earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from historically Black Jackson State University, a master’s degree in social work and a graduate certificate in human services management from the University of Pittsburgh, and a doctorate in education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Robinson is a 2021 recipient of the Pittsburgh Courier Men of Excellence Award and a 2020 honoree of the NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award.

Teaching Interests: Social work practice, human behavior in the social environment, cultural competence

Area(s) of Expertise: Cultural competence and diverse populations, social work practice methods, student persistence to graduation.

Community Colleges

Cultural competence and diverse populations

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Social work practice methods

Student persistence to graduation

Robinson, C.W. (2022). Increasing Access to HBCU Social Work Programs through Transfer Equity Programming. Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work. (Pending, manuscript submitted)

Robins, Anthony G. and Christopher Robins (In Press). “Could Culturally Tailored Study Skills Strategies Be the Panacea to Black Males Being Missing in STEM Professions?” In Unveiling the Cloak of Invisibility: Why Black Males are absent in STEM Disciplines. Information Age Publishing. 

Robinson, C. W. (2021). Reducing the cost of higher education through the invaluable mission of community colleges and affordable HBCUs. Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Retrieved from


Indiana University of Pennsylvania, DEd, 2017

University of Pittsburgh, MSW, 2007

Jackson State University, BSW, 2006

Reducing the Cost of Higher Education Among Black Social Work Students Through the Mission of Community Colleges and HBCUs, National Association of Social Workers-Pennsylvania Annual Conference, 2022

Pennsylvania Program to Program TAOC: Transfer is the Higher Education Equity Pipeline, Community College ASW to BSW Committee, Pennsylvania Department of Higher Education, 2022

Decreasing the Cost of College Through the Utilization of Community Resources for Community College Students Pursuing HBCUs, Black Doctoral Network Conference, 2022

Frable Building 208
Thursday, 12:25 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Frable Building 221
Monday, Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
SOCW 195
Frable Building 221
Monday, Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.