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“Released” tells of hope and heartache for former prisoners

Michael Robinson to receive the Council on Racial, Ethical, and Cultural Diversity (CRECD) Junior Faculty Award

Robinson appointed to CSWE Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice



Michael A. Robinson

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279 Williams Street
Rm 349
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-5425

Twitter: @marobi02

Teaching Specialties
Social Work Practice With Groups,
Cultural Diversity,
Building Community Partnerships

Research Interests
African American Health and Well-Being,
Health Disparities In Underserved Populations,
Social Work Education

Michael A. Robinson

Assistant Professor
Director, Maymester in Northern Ireland
Unit Coordinator, Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate Program
Ph.D. Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville
MSW Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

BS Commerce, De Paul University

Michael Robinson’s research interests address the health and well-being of African Americans and other underserved populations, particularly in relation to substance abuse and mental disorders. Robinson’s work has appeared in publications such as the Journal of Social Work Education and “The Handbook of African American Health: Social and Behavioral Interventions.” He is currently serving a three year appointment as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Social Work Education. He has also assisted the Council on Social Work Education through appointments to the Council for Racial Ethnic and Cultural Diversity and the Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice.

He currently directs the school's Maymester program in Northern Ireland and is the social work unit coordinator for the Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate Program.

Robinson's teaching philosophy centers on experiential and team-based learning. His students’ community engagement projects foster self-respect and dignity among marginalized populations while helping students apply textbook lessons to real-life situations. His



Selected Publications

Robinson, M.A. (2017) From the Slave Codes to Mike Brown: the brutal history of African Americans and law enforcement, London School of Economics, United States Politics and Policy Centre blog, October 5, 2017.

Robinson, M. A. (2017). Black bodies on the ground: Policing disparities in the African American community—An analysis of newsprint from January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. Journal of Black Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0021934717702134

Moore, S. E., Robinson, M. A., Adedoyin, C., Brooks, M., et al., (2016). Hands up-don’t shoot: Police shootings of young Black males: Implications for social work and human services. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 26(3-4), 254-266. doi: 10.1080/10911359.2015.1125202

Robinson, M. A., Cross-Denny, B., Lee, K. K., Werkmeister, L., & Yamada, A. M. (in press) Teaching Intersectionality: Transforming Cultural Competence Content in Social Work Education. Journal of Social Work Education.

Moore, S. E., Adedoyin, C., Robinson, M. A., & Boamah, D. A. (2015). The black church: Responding to the drug-related mass incarceration of young black males: “If you had been here my Brother would not have died!” Social Work & Christianity, 42(3), 313-331.

Robinson, M. A., & Cheng, T. C. (2014) Exploring African Americans’ physical health: A social determinants model. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment doi: 10.1080/10911359.2014.914993