Keisha M. Robinson ’18MEd on Road to Earning Doctorate in Educational Leadership

By Emily Horowitz | December 6, 2022
Headshot of Keisha Robinson against a brick wall

Arcadia’s School of Education is a home away from home of sorts for Keisha M. Robinson ’18 MEd, ’24 EdD. After completing her Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2018, Robinson “knew it would be the perfect place to complete a doctoral program because of [her] experiences with the professors and the sense of community.”

So she took the next step to becoming Dr. Keisha M. Robinson, applying for and getting accepted into Arcadia’s Educational Leadership doctoral program, knowing she would have the support of faculty members who were already familiar to her.

“I have professors that believe in my potential and future, and that means a lot to me,” Robinson said. “I have worked extremely hard to be where I am today, and I am beyond grateful for my mentor, advisor, and professors for supporting me throughout my journey. My children are a major part of who I am, and I love that I can bring them on this journey of becoming Dr. Keisha M. Robinson!”

This year, Robinson had the opportunity to create and teach a First Year Seminar, Taking the Chains Off the Doors: Intersectionality in Education, which she considers one of her greatest accomplishments and a glimpse into her future career goals.

“I hope to continue my professional career in higher education as a professor,” said Robinson. “I also plan to continue my work in research with a focus on Black student experiences, Black teacher retention, educational disparities, and systemic issues in the educational, criminal, and behavioral health systems.”

Outside of the classroom, Robinson can be found writing, reading, and spending time with her family.