Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION


Ph.D. in Political Science
The University of Alabama 2020 (expected)

M.A. in American Studies
Youngstown State University 2015

B.A. in Anthropology and Near Eastern Studies
The University of Arizona 2012
Magna Cum Laude

RESEARCH INTERESTS


• Political Communication in U.S. and International Space Policy
• The use of rhetoric on social media in the fields of science, politics, and religion
• Political efficacy of science and space related topics in the U.S. electorate

RESEARCH PROJECTS


• Role of Policy in Commercial Access to Space
• Public Opinion, Space Policy, and Priming
• Voter Engagement with Space Policy through Social Media
• Use and Effectiveness of Social Media in Communicating Science Policy
• Strengthening the STEM Workforce through the Humanities
• Science Curation in American Museums

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AWARDS


• Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar (University of Arizona student exchange program at the University of Botswana in Gaborone, Botswana), Institute of International Education, 2009
• Outstanding Senior in Turkish, Department of Middle East and North African Studies, The University of Arizona, 2012
• Travel Award, College of Graduate Studies and Research, Youngstown State University, 2014
• Provost Student USE Fund Award, Office of the Provost, Youngstown State University, 2014
• Critical Language Scholarship (for intensive language training in Ankara, Turkey), U.S. Department of State, 2015
• Phi Alpha Theta Service Award, Alpha Gamma Beta Chapter, Youngstown State University, 2015
• Tide Together Mentorship Program, Mentee, The University of Alabama, 2015-2016
• Travel Award, Department of Political Science, The University of Alabama, 2015
• Travel Award, The Graduate School, The University of Alabama, 2015
• Travel Award, Capstone International Center, The University of Alabama, 2015
• 2015-2017 Fellow, Sinai and Synapses Fellowship
• Travel Award, Department of Political Science, The University of Alabama, 2016
• Travel Award, The Graduate School, The University of Alabama, 2016
• Travel Award, Capstone International Center, The University of Alabama, 2016
• Travel Award, The Graduate School, The University of Alabama, 2017
• Travel Award, Department of Political Science, The University of Alabama, 2017
• Travel Award, Graduate Student Association, The University of Alabama, 2017
• Travel Award, Political Science Graduate Student Association, The University of Alabama, 2017

TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2016-2017 AY
Department of Political Science, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
PSC 101: Introduction to American Politics (Instructor of Record)
• Responsible for 1 section each Fall & Spring semester
• Responsible for all course design, syllabi, instruction, and grading

Athletic Tutor, Spring 2017
Bill Battle Academic Center, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
• Drop-in Tutor assisting student athletes with multiple subjects/classes including study skills

Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2015-2016 AY
Department of Political Science, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
• Grader for PSC 321: Media and Politics, PSC 344: The Israel-Palestine Conflict, and PSC 101: Introduction to American Politics

Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2014-2015 AY
American Studies Program, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
AMER 2601: American Identity (Instructor of Record)
• Responsible for 2 sections each Fall & Spring semester
• Responsible for all course design, syllabi, instruction, and grading

PRESENTATIONS


Robison, K. “Policy and the Growth of  Commercial Spaceflight”
Paper presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association in New Orleans, LA

Robison, K. “Modern History of American Commercial Spaceflight Programs and the Search for Low Earth Orbital Access”
Presentation given at the 3rd Annual History across the Humanities Conference, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

Robison, K. “Public Opinion and International Policy Response”
Paper presented in 2016 at the International Astronautical Federation’s International Student Workshop, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mexico

Robison, K. “U.S. Policy Considerations on International Cooperation Beyond 2024”
Paper presented in 2016 at the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico

Invited Speaker, Sharing Our Stories, First Generation Week, The University of Alabama, 2016

Robison, K. “STEM and the Humanities: How the Bifurcation of the Discipline is Harming the Workforce”
Paper presented in 2015 at the 66th International Astronautical Congress in Jerusalem, Israel

Robison, K. “Immigration, Legislation, and Public Opinion: The Politics of ‘Whiteness'”
Paper presented at the 2015 Phi Alpha Theta Ohio Regional Conference, Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH

Robison, K. & Tamanini, L. “Hashtag for Outreach”
Paper presented in 2014 at the 65th International Astronautical Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, Toronto, ON

Robison, K. “Legislating a Divide: How Christian Fundamentalists Reacted to Modernity and Secularization in the United States’ Classrooms”
Paper presented at the 2013 Conference on Global Modernities, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

Robison, K. “The Self and The State: an underlying theme of two novels”
Paper presented at the 2013 (anti)Foundations Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

LANGUAGES


• Turkish: Intermediate Proficiency
• French: Reading Proficiency
• Latin: Reading Proficiency
• Setswana: Elementary Proficiency

SERVICE


• Project Group Coordinator, Space Generation Advisory Council, 2017-2019
• Tide Together Mentorship Program, Peer Mentor, The University of Alabama, 2016-2017
• Political Science Department Delegate, Graduate Student Association, The University of Alabama, 2016-2017
• Alumni Ambassador, Critical Language Scholarships, American Councils for International Education, U.S. Department of State, 2016
• President, Youngstown State University History Club, 2014-2015
• Treasurer, Phi Alpha Theta, Alpha Gamma Beta Chapter, 2014-2015
• Social Media Coordinator, 2015 History Across the Humanities Conference
• MicroWorld iLab Volunteer, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 2014-Present
• Financial Advisor, Phi Beta Chi, Upsilon Colony, 2010-2012

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


• TCR II (3rd Party Bodily Injury Claims Examiner), GEICO, 2004-2009
• Program Staff, Sunshine International Programs, CEO Global USA, 2010
• Program Director, Real Leadership Workshop, CEO Global USA, 2011
• Co-Founder and Contributing Editor, Geek Girls Night Out, 2013-Present
• Contributor, Talking Space Podcast, 2014 – Present
• Social Media Intern, Youngstown Historical Center of Labor and Industry, 2015
• Highly-Qualified Substitute Teacher, Wake County Public Schools, 2015-Present

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


• American Political Science Association
• International Studies Association
• Space Generation Advisory Council
• Southern Political Science Association

References available upon request.

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