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

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

    Spring 2022

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    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.

    Research Interests

    Cultural competence and diverse populations
    Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    Social work practice methods
    Student persistence to graduation 


    Reducing the Cost of Higher Education Through the Invaluable Mission of Community Colleges and Affordable HBCUs, 2021


    Indiana University of Pennsylvania, DEd, 2017
    University of Pittsburgh, MSW, 2007
    Jackson State University, BSW, 2006