Mary Robinson

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
M.S. Education (MSEd)

Dr. Robinson's educational background includes a Bachelors in History and Mathematics, a Masters in Education in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Education in Mathematics, from the University of New Mexico. She taught mathematics and education courses at New Mexico State University-Grants Branch and the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus for 22 years, and began designing and teaching online courses in 1989. She served as the chair of the Mathematics and Statistics Department at UNM-Valencia Campus, teaching all levels of mathematics from developmental through calculus and including mathematics for teachers courses until her retirement from UNM in July, 2008. She currently holds the status of Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico.

Dr. Robinson is a member of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges having served from 2001-2007 as Vice-President for the Southwest Region (AZ, NM, OK, TX) . She has been married to her husband, Bruce, for 53 years. They have two children, a son 44 and a daughter 49. They also have two grandsons and one granddaughter. Her favorite things to do are spending time with her grandchildren, teaching mathematics and working to improve mathematics education for children and adults alike. When she is not doing these things, she enjoys reading a good book, watching tear-jerker romantic movies and playing Sudoku. She loves Harry Potter books and movies and has visited the Harry Potter Worlds at Universal Studios in California and Florida . She is also an avid Disney fan; she and her daughter enjoy making Disney memories at the theme parks and on cruises.

Courses Taught

Math 6552 - Geometric Thinking and Measurement

Math 6564 - Measurement, Data and Geometric Thinking

Math 6663 - Base 10 System: Multiplication and Division

Math 6562 - Base 10 System: Addition and Subtraction

Math 6561 - Learning and Teaching Math

EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators

EDUC 6604 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment

EDUC 6640 - Designing Effective Curriculum Instruction and Assessment

EDUC 6731 - Assessment Student Learning


BA, University of New Mexico

MA, University of New Mexico

PhD, University of New Mexico

Awards / Honors

AMATYC Teaching Excellence Award, , 2001