Assistant Dean, Teaching Professor
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Dr. Vincent-Robinson is a teaching professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. She also serves as the field experience director. She earned her Ed.D. in Higher Education (2016) and her M.S. in Criminal Justice (2004) from Florida International University. She also 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.
While she matriculated through the graduate program at FIU, Dr. Vincent-Robinson participated in a $250,000 research project assessing Florida’s preparedness for terrorist attacks and other catastrophic events involving mass casualties. She co-authored Terrorism Preparedness in Florida, Improved Since 9/11, But Far From Ready (Collier and Vincent, 2005) where she gauged levels of preparedness for critical infrastructure.
Dr. Vincent-Robinson is actively involved at FIU and in the community. Within the past few years, she completed FIU's Leadership Education Advancement Program, the President's Leadership Program, the Leadership Essentials Program, and Advanced Communications with renowned executive career coach Nance Guilmartin and is currently participating in the Educational Leadership Enhancement Program, an 18-month leadership program for women and minorities. As a result of her efforts, she was invited to join President Rosenberg’s Think Tank (a product of the President's Leadership Program) and participate in the development of the FIU’s 2025 strategic plan.
A sought-after speaker, Dr. Vincent-Robinson served as a panelist for a teach-in entitled "How to Understand and Deal with Gun Violence," interviewed Yusef Salaam, one of the Central Park (now, Exonerated) Five, served as a panelist in the "I Can't Breathe" town hall moderated by NBC 6's Willard Shepard, was featured in a special edition of Cafecito Chat with FIU's Office of Engagement that addressed violence in the Black community, moderated a live webinar, "The Impacts of International Crime and Justice Systems" as part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series, and participated in a podcast on Juneteenth and the modern Civil Rights Movement. More recently, in response to the racial unrest resulting from the killings of several African Americans by law enforcement, she co-authored the Faculty Senate Resolution on Race, Social, and Community Justice, served on the FIU Equity Action Initiative Committee, and served as the SIPA's Equity Advisor and the Faculty Fellow for FIU's Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity (2020-2021). She recently accepted a faculty fellowship for Social Justice and Inclusion and Student Access and Success with the Division of Academic and Student Affairs.
Currently, Dr. Vincent-Robinson is a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, Career Readiness Council, Academic Integrity Committee, SIPA Student Success Team, MLK Commemorative Celebration Committee, and Women Who Lead Conference Planning Committee. She also serves as the Chairperson of the Graduate Student Academic Review Committee and Graduate Student Grievance Committee as well as the department’s Diversity Advocate and Hybrid Faculty Fellow. Her community work includes, but is not limited to, serving as the President of the Board of Directors of Crime Stoppers of Miami-Dade and the Keys and the Criminal Justice Faculty Discipline Coordinator for the Florida Department of Education Statewide Course Numbering System.
When she is not teaching, Dr. Vincent-Robinson actively mentors doctoral students as they begin their transition from knowledge-consumers to knowledge-producers. Her current research interests include academic dishonesty as a form of deviance among students, domestic violence, mass incarceration, race/ethnic relations, and student success initiatives. She has presented her work at academic conferences and regularly hosts workshops and staff training both within and outside of the prison setting.
Areas of ExpertiseAcademic Misconduct | Domestic Violence | Race and Ethnicity | Women and Crime | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Leadership Dynamics
DegreesEd.D., Florida International University, Higher Education, 2016
M.A., University of Miami, Sociology, 2010
M.S., Florida International University, Criminal Justice, 2004
J.D., Louisiana State University, 2001
B.A., Baylor University, English Professional Writing, 1998