Colorado State University Names Dan Robinson as Director of the School of Education

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Dan Robinson has been named the new director of the School of Education at Colorado State University and assumes his duties in early July.

Robinson is joining the school from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was professor in educational psychology for 13 years. Robinson’s area of research interest is in optimizing learning in computer simulation environments. His projects involve testing educational games and simulations to find out whether they lead to better student learning.

At the University of Texas, Robinson also served as co-director of a post-doctoral research training fellowship program in special education which was funded by the Institute of Educational Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education.

“Dan Robinson brings a wealth of knowledge about education research, technology and student learning to CSU’s School of Education. His leadership skills will help us to achieve long-term goals in several areas critical to the engagement mission of the university including STEM education,” said Jeff McCubbin, dean of the College of Applied Human Sciences.

Robinson received his Ph.D. in education at the University of Nebraska, his master’s in educational psychology at Arizona State University and a bachelor’s in education at the University of Nebraska.

As editor of the Educational Psychology Review, Robinson serves in a national leadership role. In 2011, he spent six weeks as a Fulbright Scholar at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.

“I am excited to join the faculty of the School of Education at Colorado State. I am looking forward to building on the strengths of the School to create a vision for enhanced recognition nationally. The School has strong partnerships in place that I hope to foster and enrich as we move forward,” Robinson said.

Robinson and his family are also looking forward to joining the Fort Collins community and living in Colorado, where they have vacationed many times. He is joined by his wife Sheri, who has a Ph.D. in school psychology, and a daughter Kylie, 15, and son Austin, 12.

The School of Education in the College of Applied Human Sciences offers M.Ed. degrees in several areas including counseling and career development and organizational performance and change, as well as an M.S. in student affairs in higher education. The school also offers a Ph.D. in education and human resource studies. The School of Teacher Education and Principal Preparation, working in close partnership with the School of Education, offers teacher and administrator licensure.