Assistant Professor of Communication & Director of Forensics
Office: Mills 200
Degrees: Ph.D. in Health Education (Texas A&M University); Master of Arts in Communication (Texas A&M University); Bachelor of Science in Biology & Speech Communication (McNeese State University)
Year appointed: 2009
Dr. Tomeka Robinson's scholarly interests lie at the intersections of health communication and policy. Additionally, she examines how health policies are influenced by communication and culture. Dr. Robinson primarily teaches courses in public speaking, oral communication, argumentation & debate, and health communication. Prior to coming to Marietta College, Dr. Robinson taught a variety of courses at Texas A&M University in both the Communication and Health Education departments. She was also the head coach of the Texas A&M University Speech & Debate team from 2007-2009. For her coaching while at Texas A&M, Dr. Robinson received the Carol Hickey Dedicated Service Award from the American Forensics Association-District III in 2009. Dr. Robinson also received the Charles Sumner Harrison Organization Women of the Year Award in 2010 and the Pi Kappa Delta Bob Derryberry Award for Outstanding New Forensics Educator in 2010.
Dr. Robinson's many professional society memberships include the National Communication Association, American Bioethics & Humanities Association, American Public Health Association, Pi Kappa Delta (Forensics Honorary), and the National Professional Women's Association. She has published in the American Journal of Bioethics Primary Research. Her doctoral dissertation explored the impact of religious beliefs on perceptions and U.S. government policies regarding embryonic stem cell research.
Beyond the academic walls, Dr. Robinson loves traveling and most enjoys spending time with her family and friends.