Faculty and Staff
Andrew Robinson, Ph.D.
Office: 1248 - McAfee
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.
Frequently Taught Courses
- Introduction to Communication Theories
- Interviewing, Intercultural Communication
- Applied Communication
- Introduction to Speech Communication
- Small Group Communication
- Communication and Education in Cyberspace
- 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
Human Communication and Technology Division of the National Communication Association, 2008-Present
Ambassador Program of
National Communication Association, January 2006-Present
Central States Communication Association, January 2006-Present
ResearchReligious Coping Strategies
“Keepin' the Faith: Crisis Management in Missionary Populations.” with Melanie Mills.
“Motivating and Inhibiting Factors Influencing Higher Education Faculty’s Liking and Disliking for Computer-mediated or Online Education.” with Mark Borzi.
“When Stress Rocks Our World: How Religion, Tradition, and Gesture are Used to Cope with Interactional Stress.” with Melanie Mills.
“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.
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.