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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/

Andrew Robinson, Ph.D.'s Vita
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 Spring 2014 - Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:55-10:55 & Monday & Wednesday 12:55-1:55  in Coleman lounge 1825
                                          By appointment only in 1248 McAfee

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)

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
  • Master in Speech Communication
  • Graduate Certificate Teaching Online
  • Graduate Certificate Online Instructional Design
  • Doctor of Bible Knowledge
  • 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

“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.

Community

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

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: Kappa Alpha Psi, EIU Recognized Student Organization and Fraternity

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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