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Tomeka M. Robinson

Associate Professor of Writing Studies and Rhetoric


Degrees

PHD, 2009, Texas A&M Univ Coll Station; MA, 2007, Texas A&M Univ Coll Station; BS, 2005, McNeese State Univ


Bio

Dr. Tomeka Robinson is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Public Advocacy and is the Director of our national ranked speech and debate program. Currently, Dr. Robinson serves as the President of Pi Kappa Delta National Forensics Honorary Association and is the first person of color to hold that position in any national collegiate speech and debate organization. Dr. Robinson's primary research and teaching foci are in Health, Organizational, and Intercultural Communication. She is involved in several research projects in conjunction with colleagues at the Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba in Brazil, University of Montana, and the University of Southern Mississippi focusing on global health, crisis, and risk.

For her service, she has been awarded numerous awards including the Carol Hickey Dedicated Service Award from the American Forensics Association-District III in 2009, Bob Derryberry New Forensics Educator Award from Pi Kappa Delta in 2010, Marietta College Faculty of the Year in 2011, Marietta College Excellence in Advising Honor Roll in 2011, 2012, and 2013, and the Presidential Service Award from Pi Kappa Delta in 2013, 2015, and 2017.


Teaching Interests

Health Communication, Organizational Communication, Argumentation and Debate and Intercultural Studies

Research Interests

Health & Culture, Health Policy, Bioethics, and Forensics

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
HUHC 014 (LT) C & E SPRING HUMANITIES Undergraduate
IDP 170 INTERNSHIP Undergraduate
IDP 190 SENIOR PROJECT Undergraduate
RHET 001 (CP) ORAL COMMUNICATION Undergraduate
RHET 007 (CP) PUBLIC SPEAKING Undergraduate
RHET 055 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION Undergraduate
RHET 124 COMMUNICATN, CULTURE,& ILLNESS Undergraduate
RHET 147 INTERCOLLEGIATE FORENSICS Undergraduate
RHET 150 THE RLTNSHIP BTWN SAV AND AAV Undergraduate
RHET 151 INDEPENDENT STUDY/READINGS Undergraduate
RHET 303 THESIS Graduate

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