Steve Robinson, Ph.D.

Dr. Steve Robinson is Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Owens Community College with locations in Toledo and Findlay, Ohio. Robinson provides senior leadership for all academic programs including the Schools of Business Information and Public Services, Nursing and Health Professions, Liberal Arts, STEM, Workforce and Community Services, as well as Library services and Institutional Research. Before joining Owens, Robinson served as Executive Dean of Planning, Research and Quality Initiatives at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. Robinson also served as Interim Dean of Social Science and Interim Dean of Health Sciences during his time at Mott. Prior to becoming an administrator, Robinson spent fifteen years as an English professor in the Humanities Division at Mott Community College, and ten years as President of the faculty association. In addition to his experience in community college positions, Robinson has served as a member of the graduate faculty in English at the University of Michigan-Flint. He also served as a chair and faculty advisor in the Doctorate in Community College Leadership (DCCL) program at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. He is a graduate of the Management Development Program (MDP) at the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education and the Chair Academy for Postsecondary Leadership. As an elected official, he also served as a City Councilman in the City of Grand Blanc, Michigan from 2006-2011. Robinson earned a Ph.D. in English from Michigan State University.