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Dr. Pam Robinson

Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Professor of Education

Biography

Dr. Pam Robinson came to Bison Hill in 1993 after teaching adjunctively at OBU for the two years prior. She has presented at numerous conferences. Topics have included “NCATE 101,” “Program Report Preparation,” and "Preparing Informed Educators.” Dr. Robinson facilitated and led the first faculty mission trip to India where the team assisted the local church with its ministry to children in the slums and to people in a nearby village. As a service to her profession, she serves as a national reviewer for the Council for Exceptional Children. She also serves on the Program Review Advisory Board for the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability. She has chaired the state accreditation team for six Oklahoma institutions.

Before coming to OBU, Dr. Robinson was the Director of Federal Programs for the McLoud Public Schools. She is a member of Hilltop Baptist Church in Shawnee where she teaches in Sunday School, serves as church clerk, and plays the organ. She serves on the Shawnee Salvation Army Advisory Board and is an active member of the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her granddaughter, mentoring college students, watching old movies, scrapbooking and genealogy.

Education

  • B.S., Oklahoma State University, Special Education
  • M.S., Oklahoma State University, School Guidance and Counseling
  • Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, Special Education with an emphasis in Educational Administration

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 1051: Cornerstone of Teacher Education
  • GNED 1051: Success 101
  • SPED 3022: Introduction to Exceptional Children
  • SPED 3203: Introduction to Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • SPED 3403: Instructional Assessment Methods
  • SPED 4053: Curriculum and Methods in Learning and Behavior Disorders
  • SPED 4253: Inclusion, Collaboration, and Advocacy
  • SPED 4501: Issues in Special Education
  • ELED 4113: Reading Methods, 4-8 (co-teach)

Memberships

Council for Exceptional Children

Selected Publications

Discussion leader at Oxford Round Table, Oxford, UK, August 2006

Pam Robinson, "CEC Program Review Round Table", Oklahoma Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Fall Conference, Norman, Oklahoma, November 2005

Pam Robinson and Jimmie Russell, "Cohort Groups: Preparing Informed Educators", Oklahoma Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Fall Conference, Norman, Oklahoma, November 2000

Pam Robinson and Kersten Walters, "What They Forgot to Tell Me Before I Did My Student Teaching", Council for Exceptional Children's Annual Convention, Charlotte, North Carolina, April 1999

"Education Begins at Home", Council for Exceptional Children's Annual Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1998.

Pam Robinson and Jennifer Shupert, "Preschoolers at Play", Council for Exceptional Children's Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 1997.

"Involving Parents as Team Members", Council for Exceptional Children's Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida, April 1996.

Pam Robinson and Cheremy Mercier, "Ready! Set! Go!", Council for Exceptional Children's Annual Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 1995.

Trainer of CEC Program Review writers, Oklahoma Association for Colleges of Teacher Education fall conference, November 2008.

Trainer of CEC Program Review writers, Arkansas Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, April 2006.

Pam Robinson, "Issues in American Education" and "Adaptations for Children with Special Needs", Moscow Economic School, Moscow, Russia, January 2006.

"The New Program Review Process" presented to the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation, April 2005.

Trainer of state CEC Program Reviewers, Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation, February 2005.

Pam Robinson and Jeanne Akin, "Administrative Evaluation", Moscow Economic School, Moscow, Russia, January 2004.

Jeanne Akin and Pam Robinson, "Standards-Based Education", Moscow Economic School, Moscow, Russia, January 2004.

Team Leader and "Standard 3 Field Experiences", Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation Board of Examiner Training, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, October 2003

"Accreditation 101", Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma, July 2003.

"IDEA Updates", Grove Public Schools, Shawnee, Oklahoma, August 2002.

"How to Prepare for College", Tech-Now Summer Institute, Bethany, Oklahoma, July 2000.

"Legal Issues in Special Education", North Rock Creek consortium, October 1999.