Dr. Tracey Ray Robinson

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Dr. Tracey Ray Robinson has served as West Chester University’s inaugural Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer since 2018. She has been working in higher education for over 20 years, serving in many capacities in academic affairs, student affairs and as a faculty member. Previously, she worked at North Carolina State University for 20 years where she served in many capacities including serving as the Assistant Vice Provost in the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (OIED), Director of Multicultural Student Affairs, Interim Director for the African American Cultural Center, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum Instruction & Counselor Education and an adjunct faculty member with the Africana Studies Program.

Her background as a Social Psychologist has enabled her to conduct research and program assessment to assist with effectively advancing university-wide leadership and assessment in the areas of student recruitment, retention and graduation and well as campus climate, diversity education, advocacy and professional development. In her previous and current role, she also supports faculty and staff diversity initiatives including new employee orientation, new faculty orientation, and faculty pipeline initiatives such as West Chester’s Frederick Douglass Teaching Fellows Program and NC State’s Building Future Faculty (BFF) program. She has led unconscious bias and prejudice reduction workshops, as well as taught undergraduate courses on cultural competence. She has designed programs and courses that promote personal, professional and leadership development, while fostering student, faculty and staff engagement and success.

Dr. Robinson has presented at several national conferences including the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE), the American Psychological Association (APA), the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Association of Black Cultural Center’s (ABCC) national conference, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Centers Annual Meeting. In 2013, she served as the conference co-chair for the 12th Annual Social Equity Leadership Conference: Globally Engaged, Locally Responsible- New Challenges for Social Equity. This annual international conference hosted through the National Academy of Public Administration highlights existing and emerging issues involving social equity in nonprofits, education, policing, and at-risk communities including immigrants, aging and the elderly populations, housing, transportation, environmental protection & sustainability. She is also a trained facilitator through the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI).

Prior to entering academia, she worked at various levels for a Raleigh, North Carolina based non-profit organization, Community Partnerships, Inc. which serves individuals with disabilities through an array of community-based services from birth through adulthood. In 1999, she received the Citizen Involvement Award through the Raleigh Mayor’s Committee on Persons with Disabilities. In 2006-2007, she co-chaired NC State’s 50th Anniversary of African American Undergraduates Task Force. More recently in 2018, she was awarded The Old North State Award, by Governor Roy Cooper in North Carolina for her exceptional service and dedication.

Dr. Tracey Ray Robinson earned a B.A. degree in Psychology, an M.S. in Social Psychology and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology with a minor in Public Administration from NC State University. She firmly believes in global citizenship and can often be found sharing the quote, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ~Saint Augustine

Teaching Experience

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

  • ECD 225 - Foundations of Cultural Competence for Professional Success
  • AFS 346 - Black Popular Culture, Africana Studies Program
  • AFS 497 - Special Topics in Africana Studies: Gullah/Geechee Nation Service Learning
  • ECD 224 - College Student Development and Peer Counseling, Department of Counselor Education and Curriculum Instruction
  • Psy 311/411 - Social Psychology, Psychology Department
  • Psy 370 - Personality Theories, Psychology Department