Associate Professor and Chair
Office Location: AC-2A16B
Degree Institution Field Dates PhD Rutgers University Linguistics 2005 BA University of Sydney English 1997
Areas of Expertise
- Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
Writing Program Administration
English for Academic Purposes
Books in Field Of Expertise
Goeller, M. & Robinson, H. (eds). New Humanities Reader Instructor’s Resource Manual, 2nd edition. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 2005. .
Robinson, Heather. Grammar That Works: Building Your Paper from the Words Up. Boston: Pearson, 2005. .
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Cripps, Michael J., Jonathan Hall and Heather M. Robinson. ""A Way to Talk about the Institution as Opposed to Just my Field”: WAC Fellowships and Graduate Student Professional Development." Across The Disciplines. 13.3 2016: n.p..
Robinson, Heather. "Sentence-Building Pedagogy and the Ethics of Grammar Instruction." American Speech. 89.2 Summer 2014: 229-242.
Cripps, Michael J. and Robinson, Heather. "Writing Program Building in a Compromised Space: The Small College in a Public University System Profile." Composition Forum. 29 February 2014: n.p..
Robinson, Heather and Jonathan Hall. "Connecting WAC and the Writing Center: Tools for Collaboration in the Disciplines." WAC Journal. 24 November 2013: 29-47.
Robinson, Heather M.. "A System for Understanding and Selecting English Articles for Advanced ESL Writers." TESOL Journal. 1.3 September 2010: 338-357.
Robinson, Heather M.. "Rethinking Writing Center Philosophy in a Post-Remediation World, or, When is a Basic Writer Not a Basic Writer?." Journal of Basic Writing. 28:2 2009: 70-92.
Kalteissen, Karen L. and Heather Robinson. "Building an Online Writing Center: Student Tutors Look to the Past to Construct a Future." Writing Lab Newsletter. 33:8 2009: 6-10.
Chapters in Field Of Expertise
Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise
Cripps, Michael J. and Heather Robinson. "Writing as a Site of Contention in General Education Reform." WPA 2010 Conference Proceedings of the Writing Program Administrators Conference. 1 April, 2011: 81-84.
Non Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise
Robinson, Heather. "Step Away From the Text: Introducing and Supporting Innovation in the Writing Center." DisCover. Volume 3 July 2011: 29-41.
Reviews in Field Of Expertise
"Troubleshooting Classroom Discourse: Review of Susan J. Behrens' Understanding Language Use in the Classroom" American Speech, Summer 2015: 281-285.
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" Translanguaging and the Art of Negotiation " March 15, 2017: Conference on College Composition and Communication.
" Translanguaging, Performance and Art of Negotiation " February 11, 2017: Invited Talk at the International Linguistics Association Colloquium.
" The Grammar Classroom as a Post-Colonial Space: Grammar, Literacy and Pluralizing English " April 24, 2015: International Language Association.
" The Ethics and Economics of Grammar Instruction. " March 22, 2014: Conference on College Composition and Communication.
" It's Not Just Teaching: Surviving and Thriving Beyond the R1. " April 19, 2013: Rutgers University "Linguistics in the Classroom IV".
" All Englishes are Local: Revisiting the Problem of Native Speaker Status. " April 13, 2013: International Language Association.
" Grammar Empowers: Sentence-level instruction in the globalizing world. " March 16, 2013: American Association for Applied Linguistics.
" Leading from the Local: How can Writing Centers Change the Conversation on Campus? " April 14, 2012: Northeast Writing Centers Association.
" Visual and Auditory Tutoring Strategies: How Effective Are They? " June 3, 2011: Lilly Conference, Washington, D.C..
" Access or Exclusion? What Definite Descriptions Can Tell Us about Constructing Academic Authority. " April 7, 2011: Conference on College Composition and Communication.
" Creating a Safe Harbor While At Sea: Combining Innovation and Stability in the Writing Center. " November 4, 2010: International Writing Centers Association (with Douglas DiToro and Laurel Harris).
" All In or All Out? Writing as a Site of Contention in General Education Reform " July 16, 2010: WPA Conference (with Michael J. Cripps).
" Linguistic Activism as a Teaching Tool " March 18, 2010: Conference on College Composition and Communication.
" Towards a Better – and More Useful – Understanding of English Articles via Corpus Analysis " November 5, 2009: Symposium on Second Language Writing.
" Starting Over: Reimagining Writing Center-WAC Connections." Paper presented with Michael J. Cripps and Michael Broder (York College/CUNY) " March 28, 2009: Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference.
" Collaborative Grammar: Making Waves in Students’ Relationships with Language " March 13, 2009: Conference on College Composition and Communication.
" Basic Writing in A Vacuum: Supporting Developmental Writers in a Post-Remediation World," presented with Michael J. Cripps (York College/CUNY) " February 28, 2009: Basic Composition in the Works.
" Unbounded Expertise: Crossing the Border between Grammar and WAC " May 30, 2008: International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference.
" Making Film Work as Pedagogy.” Paper presented as part of the panel “Changing Realities and Creating WAC Synergies Through Film: A Case Study of Institutional Embeddedness in Multiple Media, ” with 2 other York College faculty/staff members, and one York College student. " April 5, 2008: Conference on College Composition and Communication.
" Out of the Blue: Referential Expressions in Student Writing " April 13, 2007: Keynote Lecture at “Linguistics in the Classroom” Conference. Linguistics Department, Rutgers University.
" Interactive Grammar: Charting New Territory in an Old Landscape " April 7, 2006: College English Association Annual Conference.
CUNY Office of Academic Affairs, Globalizing the Curriculum: Developing a World Englishes minor at York College (Co-written with Matt Garley). Submitted April 19, 2017: $23,500.
Standing Group on the Status of Women in the Profession, CCCC Childcare Grant. March 16-18, 2017: $250.
PSC-CUNY Grant, The Ethics and Economics of Grammar Instruction. July 2013 - June 2014: $1785.
CUNY Coordinated Undergraduate Education, Embedded Tutoring in English 125 and Math 120: A Course Redesign Project. Spring 2013 - Spring 2014: $39,770.
CETL Faculty Grant, Step Away from the Text: Alternatives to Writing-Based Resources for the Writing Center. 2009-2010: $3000.
PSC-CUNY Grant, Constructing A Common Ground: A Corpus-Based Study of Definite and Demonstrative Descriptions. July 2008 - June 2009: $4000.
Other Professional Activities and Public Service
Reviewer, Teaching English at the Two-Year College (TETYC): 2017-present.
Reviewer, College Composition and Communication: 2016-present.
Reviewer, TESOL Quarterly: 2013-present.
Reviewer, TESOL Journal: 2013-present.