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Leah Robinson, Ph.D. is the Director of Academic Support in the School of Medicine at Wayne State University. A performance improvement specialist, Dr. Robinson created and managed retention and intervention programs for undergraduate, post-degree and graduate student populations including McNair Scholars, first-generation college, athletes, probation, summer bridge, medical and second language learners.
Dr. Robinson is uniquely adept in identifying program, process and policy problems, conducting needs assessments, developing, designing, implementing and evaluating solutions. She seamlessly integrates technological solutions with evidence-based practices and has facilitated numerous workshops on interactive teaching approaches, mobile technologies and workplace climate and culture. She has secured teaching, technology and educational grants to explore the use of mobile devices in medical education, foreign language retention, concept mapping and diagnostic feedback for college writing. She initiated and found African Americans in Higher Education (AFAMHED) listserv that has now migrated to social media with more than 21,000 followers. Dedicated to student success, Dr. Robinson leverages teaching, advising and coaching experience with various student populations to better accommodate the demands for diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and classroom.