Eric Robinson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Educational Psychology Department and Director of the School Psychology Program. Dr. Robinson was the Director for the School Psychology Program at Baylor for 13 of the past 15 years, guiding the program to national recognition from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). He was the inaugural Director of the Baylor University Center for Developmental Disabilities from 2014-2015 and interim chair of the Educational Psychology Department from 2008-2011. Dr. Robinson took a leave of absence in 2012 to be the Senior Policy Advisor and Chief of Staff to the President of Iona (NY) College, before returning to Baylor in 2013. Dr. Robinson is currently a Board of Trustee and Chair of the Academic Committee at Iona College.
Dr. Robinson’s research interests focus on the impact of social skills programs on disruptive behavior in adolescent males and females, promotion of the field of school psychology, and the role of character in recruiting student-athletes. Dr. Robinson’s expertise is in classroom/behavior management, and he has been a behavior consultant for school districts in Texas and Kansas. Dr. Robinson has also been active with the NASP organization as the co-chair of the NASP Program Accreditation Board, a member of the NASP Program Advisory Group, and serving on the NASP Graduate Education Workgroup, NASP Accreditation Advisory Group, and Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Readiness Workgroup.
Dr. Robinson has a variety of experiences ranging from working as a school psychologist in South Carolina, as a psychology trainee at the Kansas University Medical Center (KUMC), and as a psychology intern at Boys Town, part of the APA-approved Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology (NICPP). While at Baylor University, Dr. Robinson has acquired over $400,000 in grants and published more than 40journal articles, book chapters, and national presentations.