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 Andrew  Robinson, Ph.D.

Andrew Robinson, Ph.D.

Instructor

Office: 1814 - Coleman
Phone: 217-581-2016
Fax: 217-581-5718
Email: warobinson@eiu.edu
Website: http://ux1.eiu.edu/~warobinson/
W. Andrew Robinson, Ph.D., M.A., B.A., A.A.S., C.I.D.O., C.O.T., a native of the southwestern region of Virginia. Dr. Robinson lives in Charleston, Illinois, with his wife, Wanda Kay, who is an administrative aide for the Office of Faculty Development at EIU.

Office Hours Fall 2014 - Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:50-noon & Monday 1:50-2:20  in 1814 Coleman Hall
                                          By appointment outside normal office hours

Current Syllabi

Frequently Taught Courses

  • Introduction to Communication Theories
  • Interviewing
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Applied Communication
  • Introduction to Speech Communication
  • Small Group Communication
  • Communication and Education in Cyberspace
  • Communicaton Research Methods
  • Jesus Christ Communicaton and Leadership (a seminar in servant leadership)
  • Instructional Design for Online Course Development
  • Design of Learning Systems

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
  • Doctor of Bible Knowledge
  • Master in Speech Communication
  • Graduate Certificate Teaching Online
  • Graduate Certificate Online Instructional Design
  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • AAS Business Management
     

Professional Organizations

Human Communication and Technology Division of the National Communication Association, 2008-Present

Ambassador Program of Capella University, February 2006-Present

National Communication Association, January 2006-Present

Central States Communication Association, January 2006-Present

Eastern Illinois University Alumni Association, May 2002-Present

Research

Religious Coping Strategies
Online Education

Selected Conference Presentations

“Giving Feedback without Giving Out!” 2014 Faculty Summer Institute Conference: Teach, Learn, Connect. I-Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign, Illinois. (May 2014).
“School Prayer, Free Speech, and Constitutional Justice.” 13th Annual Diversity Conference Serving The World Outside Our Door.” Richland Community College, Decatur, Illinois, June 2012.
 “Keepin' the Faith: Crisis Management in Missionary Populations.” with Melanie Mills. Chicago, Illinois: 2007 National Communication Association Annual Convention. November 2007.
“Motivating and Inhibiting Factors Influencing Higher Education Faculty’s Liking and Disliking for Computer-mediated or Online Education.” with Mark Borzi. San Antonio, Texas: 2006 National Communication Association Annual Convention. November 2006.
“When Stress Rocks Our World: How Religion, Tradition, and Gesture are Used to Cope with Interactional Stress.” with Melanie Mills. Cleveland, Ohio: 2004 Central States Communication Association Meeting. Received the Top Panel Award. April 2004.
“Who Do You Turn Toward? Religion’s Effect on Coping within the Interpersonal Communication Framework of American Society.” Bloomington, Illinois: The Compassionate Love Conference sponsored by The International Association for Relationship Research, The Fetzer Institute, and Illinois State University. May/June 2003.
“Panel Discussion of Online Instruction.” University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Illinois: Illinois Inter-institutional Faculty Summer Institute on Learning Technologies. May 2003.


Presenations at EIU conferences:
“Religion and Spirituality among African American Students.” 2014 EIUnity Diversity Conference. Office of Minority Affairs, Eastern Illinois University Martin Luther King Jr. Union. (February, 2014).
“Cultivating Ministers Ordination Training Program.” Eastern Illinois University Martin Luther King Jr. Union, ACTS Campus Ministry. (March 2013-present).
“Opportunities for Unit B Faculty.” New Faculty Orientation, EIU Office of Faculty Development. (August 2013).
“A Match Made in Heaven.” EIU Martin Luther King Jr. Union, ACTS Campus Ministry. (April 2013).
“Desire-2-Learn Workshop.” EIU Department of Communication Studies. (January 2013).
“Financial Freedom Workshop and Seminar” Eastern Illinois University Martin Luther King Jr. Union, ACTS Campus Ministry. (October 2012).
“A Match Made in Heaven: Relationship Building Workshop.” Eastern Illinois University Martin Luther King Jr. Union, ACTS Campus Ministry. (October 2012).
“The Apostle Paul’s Influence on the Ancient Greeks.” A Futuristic Look Through Ancient Lenses: A Symposium on Ancient Greece. EIU Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences, School of Technology, and Booth Library. (October 2012).
“School Prayer, Free Speech and Constitutional Justice?” 2012 EIUnity Diversity Conference. Office of Minority Affairs, Eastern Illinois University Martin Luther King Jr. Union. (February, 2012).
 “Town Hall Tonight: Speaking the Unspoken: Addressing the Bully in Us All.” Town hall panel discussion, WEIU-TV, EIU Buzzard Hall Auditorium. (January 2012).
“A Biblical Perspective of the Ancient Egyptian Religions.” A Futuristic Look Through Ancient Lenses: A Symposium on Ancient Egypt, EIU Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences, School of Technology, and Booth Library. (October 2011).
“Religion, Spirituality & College Life: Do they Mix?” 2011 EIUnity Diversity Conference. Office of Minority Affairs, Eastern Illinois University Martin Luther King Jr. Union. (February, 2011).
 “Applying Integrative Learning to Online Instructional Design.” EIU Faculty Development New Faculty Orientation. (August 2009).
 “From Different Perspectives Panel.” EIU Faculty Development New Faculty Orientation. (August, 2008).
“Technology Delivered Classes in Higher Education.” EIU Faculty Reception. April 2007.
Committee Chair, “Communication Business Processes.” EIU Department of Communication Studies Career Day. (October 2006).
Committee Chair, “Bridging the Cultural Divide: Intercultural Approaches to Communication.” EIU Department of communication Studies Career Day. (February 2007).
“Communication and Education in Cyberspace.” EIU Adult Commuter Student Conference. (June 2006).
“Influencing Factors for Faculty Participation in Online Learning.” EIU Distance Learning Committee. (May 2005).
“Strategies for Building Online Learning Communities.” EIU Technology Enhancement and Management Grant. (October 2004).
 “Positive and Negative Religious Coping Strategies That Individuals Apply During Major Life Events.” EIU Department of Communication Studies Communication Day. (February 2004).
 “Turning Toward or Away from God: Religious Coping Strategies Activated in Times of Crises.” EIU Graduate Expo. (April 2003).

Community

Vice-president: EIU Association of Campus Ministers, (2010-2011)

Secretary/Treasurer: EIU Association of Campus Ministers, (2009-2010)

Reviewer: (2008 to 2010) Communication and Technology Division of the National Communication Association

Eastern Illinois University Committees served on: (current) Continuing Education Advisory Council for Faculty Senate. (Past) Technology Committee, First Choice Committee, Student Activities Committee, Advisor to the Distance Learning Committee, Council on University Planning and Budget, and Search Committee for Academic Adviser for Non-Traditional Degree Program, Vice-President of Academic Affairs Subcommittee, current advisor for three EIU Recognized Student Organizations

Faculty Advisor and Pastor: ACTS-Christ Ministries, EIU Recognized Student Organization and Campus Ministry

Board of Directors: (August 2005 to August 2010) Pegasus Towers Company, Inc., Richlands, Virginia.

Apostolic Initiative Board of Governors: (June 2006) Represent Christian interest semi-annually at White House briefings and Israeli Embassy briefings, and meet individually with Illinois elected representatives and senators.

Illinois State Presbyter: (May 2004 to May 2006) Associated Brotherhood of Christians, Hot Springs Arkansas.

Illinois District Chairman: (June 2000 to January 2006) Apostolic World Christian Fellowship, Evansville, Indiana.


Professional Memberships
Ambassador Program of Capella University, February 2006-Present
Central States Communication Association, January 2006-Present
Eastern Illinois University Alumni Association, May 2002-Present
Eastern Illinois University Association of Campus Ministers, April 2007-present
Human Communication and Technology Division of the National Communication Association, 2008-Present
National Communication Association, January 2006-Present
Association of Campus Ministers at Eastern Illinois University, August 2005-present
 
Recognitions and Awards
Alpha Image Award for Outstanding Leadership in Service, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, January 2014
Nominated for the Luis Clay Mendez Distinguished Service Award 2013
Nominated for the Michael R. Hoadley Instructional Technology Award, January 2013
Dr. Roger Whitlow Award for Excellence in Teaching, Eastern Illinois University School of Continuing Education, May 2008
Southwest Virginia Community College Alumni Hall of Fame, 2001-Present
Certificate of Appreciation from Eastern Illinois University Faculty Development, August 2008


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