Robinson, Heather


Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education

    PhD Rutgers University Linguistics 2005 
    BA University of Sydney English 1997 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience

    Rutgers University Assistant Director Writing Program 2004-2007 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience

  4. Non Academic Experience

  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Associate Professor September 2014 - present 
    Assistant Professor August 2007- August 2014 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:

      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. .

    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        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. forthcoming: .

        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.

      2. Chapters in Books:
      3. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings

          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.

        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings

          Robinson, Heather. "Step Away From the Text: Introducing and Supporting Innovation in the Writing Center." DisCover. Volume 3 July 2011: 29-41.

    3. Government Reports or Monographs
    4. Book Reviews:

      "Troubleshooting Classroom Discourse: Review of Susan J. Behrens' Understanding Language Use in the Classroom" American Speech, Summer 2015: 281-285.

  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. Presented Papers, Lectures, And Exhibitions And Performances

    "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.

  9. Patents


  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:

      Robinson, Heather M.. "Access or Exclusion: The Rhetoric of Definite and Indefinite Articles in Research Writing." . : 23.

      Robinson, Heather M.. "Dialect Diversity and Educational Experience: Diverse Englishes in a New York City College." . : 30.

    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:

      Robinson, H.M.. "On Being Good Enough: Making a Case for Administration to Women and Mothers." Writing Program Administration. : 25.

    4. Research in progress:
  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

  12. Grants-In-Aid

    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.

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      English Department Assessment Committee Co-Chair: Fall 2015 -.

      Mission Statement Committee member: Spring 2014.

      Faculty Search Committee Chair: Spring 2014.

      English Department Curriculum Committee Chair: Fall 2012 -.

      English Department Personnel and Budget Committee: Fall 2010 -.

      Rhetoric/Composition Search Committee Member: Spring 2010.

      Chair, Writing Center Supervisor Search Committee: Fall 2009 - Spring 2010.

      Co-Chair, Revised Composition Sequence Task Force: Spring 2010.

      English 125 Textbook Revision Committee: Summer 2009.

      English Department Open House: November 2007.

    2. Service to the School
    3. Service to the College

      Middle States Commission on Higher Education Accreditation Standard III Working Group: Fall 2015 -.

      Communications Technology Faculty Search Committee: Spring-Summer 2015.

      York College Curriculum Committee: Fall 2012 -.

      Online/Hybrid Course Curriculum Subcommittee Chair: Spring 2013 -.

      Pathways Implementation Committee, Marketing Subcommittee Chair: Spring 2013.

      College Curriculum Committee Departmental Representative: Fall 2012 -.

      Chair, Freshman Reader Program Committee: Spring - Fall 2011.

      Freshman Reader Program Committee: Spring - Fall 2010.

      Composition FIG: 2009-2010.

      CUE Committee (in role as Writing Center Director): Summer 2008 - present.

      Human Behavior Keystone Course FIG: Spring 2009 - Spring 2010.

      Collaborative Learning FIG: Fall 2009.

      Co-Editor, York Scholar/York Review: Fall 2010 - present.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University

      CUNY Pathways Common Core Course Review Committee: Fall 2014-Spring 2016.

      Co-liaison to CUNY Writing Across the Curriculum: 2007-2009; Spring 2013.

  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

    Reviewer, TESOL Journal: 2013-present.

    Reviewer, TESOL Quarterly: 2013-present.

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      ENG 125 Composition I: Introduction to College Writing 
      ENG 270 Introduction to Grammar and Syntax 
      ENG 272 World Englishes 
      ENG 298 Special Topics in English: World Englishes 
      ENG 311 Critical Methods in English 
      ENG 370 Advanced Grammar and Style 
      ENG 371 History of the English Language 
      ENG 375 Sociolinguistics 
      ENG 399 Special Topics in English: Women's Language and Writing 
      WRIT 303 Research and Writing in the Professional Programs 
      ENG 490 Independent Research 
      ENG 492 Independent Honors Research 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):

      World Englishes, English 298:G.

      Women's Language and Writing, English 399:QR.

      Introduction to Grammar and Syntax, online version, English 270:WEB.

      Englishes of the Caribbean; Global Englishes; Class and Education; Morphology and Syntax, Six independent study courses (ENG 490, 491, 492, 493) for advanced English majors.

Robinson, Heather

Robinson, Heather
Associate Professor