Carleen Vincent-Robinson

Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs


Dr. Carleen Vincent-Robinson is the Assistant Dean in the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University where she oversees all curriculum and course accessibility concerns, student services, academic misconduct, faculty credentialing, leadership development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Prior to this role, she served as the Associate Chair, Interim Graduate Program Director, Undergraduate Program Director, and Field Experience Director of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Committed to the exploration of community issues and their impact on FIU stakeholders, Dr. Vincent-Robinson has served as a lecturer or panelist on gun violence issues, intimate partner violence, violence in the Black community, social justice and brave spaces in the classroom, public health from a criminal justice perspective, DEI, and leadership development. Her work as a founding member of the university’s Diversity Council, Faculty Fellow for the Office to Advance Women, Equity, and Diversity (2020-2021), Faculty Fellow for Social Justice and Inclusion and Student Access and Success (2021-2023), and SIPA Equity Advisor allows Dr. Vincent-Robinson to expand others’ awareness of and deepen their understanding of the impacts of racism and diversity-led initiatives.

In addition to her many university obligations, Dr. Vincent-Robinson facilitates professional in-service programming focused on leadership development. She is a member of the national planning committee for Virginia Tech’s Faculty Women of Color in the Academy annual conference, a member of the Curriculum Taskforce for the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, the President of the Board of Directors of Crime Stoppers of Miami-Dade and the Keys, the Criminal Justice Faculty Discipline Coordinator for the Florida Department of Education Statewide Course Numbering System, peer evaluator for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and peer reviewer for, both, the Office of Violence Against Women and the National Institution of Justice Research and Evaluation grant applications.

An FIU double-alumna, Dr. Vincent-Robinson earned an Ed.D. in Higher Education (2016) and M.S. in Criminal Justice (2004). She holds an M.A. in Sociology (2010) from the University of Miami with dual concentrations in criminology and race/ethnicity, a Juris Doctorate (2001) from Louisiana State University, and a B.A. in English Professional Writing (1998) from Baylor University.