Carleen Vincent Robinson


Areas of Expertise

Academic Misconduct | Domestic Violence | Race and Ethnicity | Women and Crime | Leadership Dynamics


Ed.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


Office: SIPA II 541
Main: 305.348.7266


Dr. Carleen Vincent-Robinson is a Teaching Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Associate Dean for Student Success and Engagement in the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University where she oversees student success initiatives, academic advising, career readiness, scholarships, curricular changes, course accessibility, academic misconduct, faculty credentialing, leadership development, and community engagement. Prior to this role, she served as the Assistant Dean of the Green School as well as in an assortment of roles within the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice including Associate Chair, Undergraduate Program Director, and Field Experience Director.

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, and leadership development. Her prior work as Faculty Fellow for the Office to Advance Women, Equity, and Diversity (2020-2021) and Faculty Fellow for Social Justice and Inclusion and Student Access and Success (2021-2023) allowed Dr. Vincent-Robinson to expand others’ awareness of and deepen their understanding of the impacts of racism, facilitate unit-specific implicit bias, microaggressions, and bystander intervention training as well as educate colleagues about strategies for recruiting, hiring, and retaining employees from traditionally marginalized groups. More recently, she accepted a faculty fellowship with the Office of the Provost (2023-2024) where she provides support and/or guidance in admissions clearance, academic misconduct issues, and employee labor relations.

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 Curriculum Taskforce for the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Public Policy and International Affairs Program, 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, a member of the Florida Department of Education statewide Postsecondary Credit for Law Enforcement Personnel Discipline Committee, a peer evaluator for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and a peer reviewer for the Office of Violence Against Women 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. She is affiliated faculty with African and African Diaspora Studies, the Civic Leadership and Engagement Certificate Program within the Maurice A. Ferré Institute for Civic Leadership, and the Master of Arts in Global Affairs program and works, tirelessly, to actively mentor students as they begin their transition from knowledge-consumers to knowledge-producers. Her current professional interests include academic dishonesty, intimate partner violence, mass incarceration, race/ethnic relations, and student success initiatives.