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Carolyn W. Robinson

Associate Professor

Horticulture

(334) 844-3031 

  cwr0001@auburn.edu 

  

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139A Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849

Biography

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. SocioHorticulture, Texas A&M University
  • M.S. Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida
  • B.S. Fruit and Vegetable Production, Auburn University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Agriculture, Sam Houston State University

SELECTED HONORS AND REWARD

  • SRASHS – J. Creighton Miller, Jr. Distinguished Educator Award 2021
  • Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, 2012
  • Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, 2009

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Society for Horticultural Science
  • Southern Region ASHS
  • American Public Gardens Association
  • North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
  • Southern Garden History Society

Research

Dr. Robinson’s research focuses on the benefits of plants to people. Previous projects include the impacts of botanical garden field trips to elementary school children, the impacts of a school garden on attendance and school pride, science achievement of middle school children participating in botanical garden education programs, rain garden interpretation study, and the covid-19 pandemic impacts on gardeners. Current projects include a food-hub feasibility study and work on a historic garden project.

Courses

RECENT COURSES TAUGHT

  • HORT 2250 The Art of Floral Design
  • HORT 3000 Growth and Development of Horticultural Plants
  • HORT 3950 Careers in Horticulture
  • HORT 4270 Intermediate Landscape Design
  • HORT 4300 Computer Aided Planting Design
  • HORT 5240/6240 Public Gardens Management
  • HORT 7950 Graduate Seminar

Publications

  • Chaloupka, K., C. Robinson, D. Eakes, P. Patterson, J. Williams, and A. Martin. 2018. Recommendations for Recruiting Tomorrow’s Horticulture Students. NACTA J. 62(2):130-134.
  • C.J. Paul, C.W. Robinson, J.R. Kessler, D.E. Wells, J.L. Sibley, H.A. Torbert, and D.B Watts. 2018. Evaluation of flue-gas desulfurization gypsum in poultry litter as a substrate component for greenhouse horticultural crops. Agricultural Research & Technology 13(3):555886.
  • Robinson, Carolyn W. 2016. Children in Nature. In T.M. Waliczek and J.M. Zajicek (eds.), Urban Horticulture. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp. 19-59.