Carleen Vincent-Robinson

Carleen Vincent-Robinson

Areas of Expertise

Domestic Violence, Race and Ethnicity, Women and Crime


BA, Baylor University, English Professional Writing, 1998
JD, Louisiana State University, 2001
MS, Florida International University, Criminal Justice, 2004
MA, University of Miami, Sociology, 2010
EdD, Florida International University, Higher Education, 2016


Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PCA-265B
Phone: 305.348.3882

Dr. Vincent-Robinson is a Senior Instructor and Associate Chair in the Department of Criminal Justice. She also serves as the Field Experience Director. She earned her EdD in Higher Education (2016) and her Master of Science in Criminal Justice (2004) from Florida International University. She also holds a Master of Arts in Sociology (2010) from the University of Miami with dual concentrations in criminology and race/ethnicity, a Juris Doctorate (2001) from Louisiana State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English Professional Writing (1998) from Baylor University.

While she matriculated through the graduate program at FIU, Dr. Vincent-Robinson participated in a $250,000 research project assessing Florida’s preparedness for terrorist attacks and other catastrophic events involving mass casualties. She co-authored Terrorism Preparedness in Florida, Improved Since 9/11, But Far From Ready (Collier and Vincent, 2005) where she gauged levels of preparedness for critical infrastructure.

Prior to her appointment at FIU, Dr. Vincent-Robinson held a variety of positions including, but not limited to, a judicial clerk for the appellate court, an adjunct professor at Barry University and Broward College, and secondary education teacher for Miami Dade County Public Schools.

Dr. Vincent-Robinson is actively involved in the community. She regularly serves as a reviewer for the South Florida Education Research Conference. She is a member of the City of Miramar’s Civil Service Board and a member of the advisory council for Project Bridge Transition Services, which facilitates the transition for young people reintegrating back to their home communities from juvenile justice residential commitment programs.

Dr. Vincent-Robinson’s current research interests include academic dishonesty as a form of deviance among students, domestic violence, mass incarceration, and race/ethnic relations. She has presented her work at academic conferences and regularly hosts workshops and staff training for domestic violence both within and outside of the prison setting.