Dr. Robinson is a Professor of English and NSC’s Vice Provost for Student Success. In his administrative role, Dr. Robinson is responsible for:
Dr. Robinson joined NSC in January 2003 as the first Director of Library Services. In 2008, he transitioned to the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS), first as an Assistant Professor of English, and then as the Chair of Humanities. During his time in LAS, Dr. Robinson helped to revise several of our Humanities programs and improve enrollment in these degrees. He was also one of the designers of NSC’s BA in Deaf Studies, which began in fall 2017.
Dr. Robinson’s scholarship and creative work focus on the intersections of image and text, particularly as they appear in silent movies. In spring 2018, he published “All Bad Little Movies When They Die Go to Ralph Spence: A History of the Silent Era’s Most Famous Film Doctor” in the journal Film & History. His previous publications on similar topics include 1) “Writing on the Silent Screen,” which appears in the Blackwell Companion to Literature, Film, and Adaptation and 2) “Oh! Mother Will Be Pleased: Cinema Writes Back in Hepworth’s How It Feels to Be Run Over” which appears in Literature/Film Quarterly. His book, All Movies Love the Moon, is a collection of short creative texts and accompanying images that trace the history of early film.