Dr. Helene Robinson


Title: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: Elementary Education

Phone: 941-359-4364

Curriculum Vitae: CV

Email: helene2@sar.usf.edu

Office: B327

Dr. A. Helene Robinson is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at the University of South Florida Sarasota Manatee.  She was a special education teacher for 14 years before moving into higher education 7 years ago. She obtained an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction in 2009.  She has designed and instructed undergraduate and graduate courses in Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education.  Additionally, she has created a concentration area in a graduate degree in Arts Integration and led the development of a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education and facilitated a collaborative partnership with ICUF which lead to the creation and award of the Untie the Right Brain grant.  This grant created a collaborative network involving multiple private universities, agencies, and districts to offer undergraduate and graduate level courses in Arts Integration to over 175 teachers throughout the state of Florida.  She has published and presented nationally and internationally in arts integration for disadvantaged student populations.  She serves on several PAInT committees helping with curriculum and research in arts integration.  Most recently she is working with the CAICC mentor teachers and interns to support their arts integration curriculum development and teaching.


Ed.D., Liberty University

Ed.S., University of Miami

M.S., Nova Southeastern University

B.S., Liberty University


Robinson, A.H. (2014). The value of arts integration: Voices from diverse freshman students. The Educational Forum. (Manuscript submitted).

Robinson, A.H..(2013). Arts integration and the success of disadvantaged students: A research evaluation. Arts Education and Policy Review, 114(4), 191-204.

Robinson, A.H. (2012). Understanding how arts integration contributes to disadvantaged students’ success: A theoretical framework. International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 5(5), 371-376.

Robinson, A.H. (2012). Using creativity and collaboration to develop innovative programs that embrace diversity in higher education. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 5, 6-12. Retrieved from http://celt.uwindsor.ca/ojs/leddy/index.php/CELT

Robinson, A. H. (2011). Research review of the effects of arts integrated curriculum on student success. International Journal of Arts and Science, 4(11), 289-303.

Robinson, A. H. (2011). Differentiating instruction in higher education. In J. Chambers (Ed.), Selected Papers from the 22nd International Conference on College Teaching and Learning (pp.181-203). Jacksonville, Florida: Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Robinson, A.H. (2011). Highly qualified teacher status and the reading achievement of students with disabilities. American Secondary Education, 39 (3), 42-66.

Robinson, A.H. (2011). Instructional and grouping practices impacting the reading gains of diverse students. Journal of Education and Social Justice, 1(1), 129-139.

Robinson, A.H. (2011). Climate of High Expectations Correlate. In M.J. Ratcliffe & L.M. Harts (Eds.), Schools that make the grade: What successful schools do to improve student achievement. Baltimore: Brooks Publishing.