Stacey E. Robbins, EdD

DEd, Adult Learning and Leadership, Columbia University
MEd, Adult Learning and Leadership, Columbia University
MST, Secondary English Education, Fordham
BA, English Language and Literature, University of Michigan

Program Director, Adult Education and Training (AEDT)
Assistant Professor, Adult Education and Training (AEDT)

Phone: (206) 220-8257

Building/Room: Loyola 409

Professional Background

Dr. Robbins began her career as a high school teacher in New York City and never likes to be far away from the classroom.  She later worked as a consultant to the New York City Department of Education in teacher professional development and coaching.  Dr. Robbins leads workshops and gives presentations on topics near to her heart, including “Design Thinking for Adult Learning”, “Developing Personal Leadership”, and “Collaborative Inquiry for Leadership Development” to diverse audiences that have included graduate students at Columbia University and K-12 teachers in China.

Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. Robbins’ teaching, research, and service supports her work with adult students in higher education pursuing their personal and professional goals.  Her research focuses on leadership identity development and effective collaboration for learning and performance at work, which she shares with her students by focusing on personal leadership development and collaboration across difference in the classroom. Dr. Robbins is interested in the ways in which individuals work together to promote inclusion and support innovation and is committed to personal development, social equality, and the value of working in teams.

Dr. Robbins contributes to the field of adult learning by serving on the Steering Committee for the International Transformative Learning Conference (2014, 2016). 

Selected Publications

Cherrstrom, C. A., Robbins, S. E., & Bixby, J. (in press). 10 Years of Adult Learning: Content Analysis of an Academic Journal.