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Tomeka M. Robinson

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 a Professor of Rhetoric and Public Advocacy & the Director of Forensics in the Department of Writing Studies and Rhetoric. She primarily teaches courses in intercultural, organizational, and health communication. Her scholarly interests lie at the intersections of health, culture, and policy.


Dr. Robinson is currently serving as the immediate past- president of the Pi Kappa Delta National Forensics Honorary Association, after serving a 4 year term as Charters & Standards Coordinator, 2 years as President-Elect, and 2 years as the President. She is the first person of color to hold the position of President in any national collegiate speech and debate organization.


She is also currently involved in several research projects with colleagues across the globe on projects focused on global health risk and the impact of race on health. Additionally, she has been invited to give several lectures throughout the US and Brazil on health, culture, and race within the last few years.


Dr. Robinson has taken an active role in professional and civic organizations throughout her career. She is currently one of the founding members of the Long Island Community and Academic Research Partnership, which focuses on bridging the gap between the community and academics on issues of health disparities. She is also on the Executive Boards of the Interstate Oratorical Association and Southern & Northern Atlantic Forensics Unions. She is also a member of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee of the National Forensics Association and part of the National Developmental Conference on Individual Events Planning Committee.


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 011 (HP) C&E FALL SOCIAL SCIENCES Undergraduate
HUHC 012 (BH) C&E SPR SOCIAL SCIENCES Undergraduate
HUHC 014 (LT) C & E SPRING HUMANITIES Undergraduate
PHI 051D PHIL EXPL: DANGEROUS IDEAS Undergraduate
RHET 001 (CP) ORAL COMMUNICATION Undergraduate
RHET 007 (CP) PUBLIC SPEAKING Undergraduate
RHET 055 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION Undergraduate
RHET 117 ADVANCED PUBLIC SPEAKING Undergraduate
RHET 147 INTERCOLLEGIATE FORENSICS Undergraduate
RHET 150 INDEPENDENT STUDY/READINGS Undergraduate
RHET 187F DANGEROUS IDEAS Undergraduate
RHET 303 THESIS Graduate
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