Department of Design
Dr. Joyce "Robin" Robinson
Dr. Joyce Robin Robinson is an assistant professor in Apparel Design and Manufacturing. Professor Robinson has taught a wide variety of courses such as; beginning clothing construction, intermediate clothing construction, tailoring, flat pattern making, visual communications in fashion design and merchandising, basic principles of clothing design, and fashion illustration. Professor Robinson's research interest are the enhancement and development of creativity in student learning, and students perceptions of teacher attire. More precisely, her research focuses on:
- the affect of parental encouragement and the role of the teacher in the development of creativity
- the tolerance of ambiguity in relation to creativity
- the environment and inspiration to create
- and how the student perceives the teachers' level of professionalism based on teacher attire
Professor Robinson's article titled "Definitions of Creativity" appeared in the Online Journal of Workforce Education and Development, 2008, and another article "Rationale and Norms for Teacher Dress Codes: A Review of Employee Handbooks" appeared in National Association of Secondary School Principals, 2011.
Professor Robinson graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Clothing and Textiles. She received her Master of Science in Workforce Education and Development and her Ph.D. in Education and Human Sciences from Southern Illinois University.
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