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Georgeanna Robinson, EdD - Fielding Graduate University. Santa Barbara, CA, US

Georgeanna Robinson, EdD Georgeanna Robinson, EdD

Faculty Research Specialist - IECD | Fielding Graduate University

Santa Barbara, CA, UNITED STATES

Experienced qualitative researcher, mostly focusing on faculty career development and lived experiences of undergraduate students.

Biography

Georgeanna earned her BA(Hons) and MA in Japanese Studies from Cambridge University, and her Ed.D. in Higher Education Management from the University of Pittsburgh. Her dissertation was entitled "Identity Work and Sensemaking by Faculty Approaching Tenure." She has taught doctoral-level courses in qualitative research methods for the University of Pittsburgh School of Education and for Fielding Graduate University. She has taught undergraduate-level courses on the study of higher education for Grinnell College.

In her research, Georgeanna collects and analyzes qualitative data to understand the lived experiences of undergraduate students. She conducts interviews and focus groups on a range of topics related to campus life and academic pursuits, compiling multiple experiences and viewpoints into metanarratives, contextually rich themes that can inform decision-making, and empirical data to support a broad range of initiatives.

Georgeanna has conducted research on a wide range of undergraduate student experiences (student success, belongingness, enrollment choice, academic paths, particular demographic experiences, etc.), faculty careers, clinical and translational research education and careers, competency-based education, and inter-professional education. She has published 15 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Academic Medicine, The Proceedings of the National Symposium on Student Retention, and The Clinical and Translational Science Journal, and has served as a peer reviewer for multiple journals. As the Assistant Director of the Institute for Clinical Research Education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Georgeanna also developed and led faculty and pre-faculty career development programs, and served as the assistant director for the PhD program in Clinical and Translational Science.

Industry Expertise (2)

Education/Learning

Research

Areas of Expertise (4)

Faculty careers

Thematic analysis

Qualitative methods (interviews, focus groups, ethnographic observation)

Academic pathways

Education (2)

University of Pittsburgh: Ed.D., Higher Education Management 2010

University of Cambridge: M.A, and B.A. (with Honors), Japanese Studies 2001

Event Appearances (5)

Rapid responses to advance teaching and learning in the face of a global pandemic.

Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities  Virtual

2021-01-20

Involving the Campus in Collecting Actionable Data: An Argument for Long Term Research Planning

National Symposium on Student Retention  Virtual

2020-11-12

That’s a Lot of Words! Beginning to Work with Qualitative Data

Association for Institutional Research Annual Forum  Virtual

2020-06-29

Advocating for Student Success Through Data-Informed Decision Support

Association for Institutional Research Annual Forum  Virtual

2020-06-29

A Multi-Methods Approach to Understanding Student Thriving

Association for Institutional Research, Upper Midwest Conference  Minneapolis, MN

2019-11-07

Articles (5)

Involving the Campus in Collecting Actionable Data: An Argument for Long Term Research Planning

Proceedings of the 2020 National Symposium on Student Retention

Robinson, GFWB, Wilcox, KA (2020) Involving the Campus in Collecting Actionable Data: An Argument for Long Term Research Planning. Proceedings of the 2020 National Symposium on Student Retention.

“That Feeling You Get On Campus”: The Importance of Institutional Fit for Student Retention

Proceedings of the 2018 National Symposium on Student Retention

Robinson, GFWB, “That Feeling You Get On Campus”: The Importance of Institutional Fit for Student Retention. Proceedings of the 2018 National Symposium on Student Retention.

Key Steps for Student Success and Thriving Initiatives: Lessons Learned and Shared

Proceedings of the 2018 National Symposium on Student Retention

Stiles, RJ, Wilcox, KA, Robinson, GFWB (2018). Key Steps for Student Success and Thriving Initiatives: Lessons Learned and Shared. Proceedings of the 2018 National Symposium on Student Retention.

Creating effective career development programs

Journal of Clinical and Translational Science

Rubio, D., Robinson, GFWB, Gabrilove, J, & Meagher, E. (2017). Creating effective career development programs. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 1(2), 83-87.

Understanding Student Motivations to Inform Practice: Adopting a Multi-Methods Approach to Complex Questions

Proceedings of the 2017 National Symposium on Student Retention

Robinson, GFWB, Wilcox, KA, Stiles, RJ. (2017) Understanding Student Motivations to Inform Practice: Adopting a Multi-Methods Approach to Complex Questions. Proceedings of the 2017 National Symposium on Student Retention.