Carleen Vincent-Robinson

Carleen Vincent-Robinson

Areas of Expertise

Academic Misconduct, 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-252A
Phone: 305.348.3882

Dr. Vincent-Robinson is a Senior Instructor and Associate Chair in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. 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.

Dr. Vincent-Robinson is actively involved at FIU and in the community. She recently completed FIU's Leadership Education Advancement Program and the President's Leadership Program. As a result, she was invited to join President Rosenberg’s Think Tank and participate in the development of the FIU’s 2025 strategic plan.

Currently, Dr. Vincent-Robinson is a member of the Executive Council of the FIU Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida, Faculty Senate, Graduate Council, Career Readiness Council, Academic Integrity Committee, Chairperson of the Graduate Student Academic Review Committee, SIPA Elections Committee, SIPA Student Success Team, and FIUnity Gospel Choir. She also serves as the department’s Diversity Advocate, Dual Enrollment Faculty Mentor, and Hybrid Faculty Fellow. Her community work includes, but is not limited to, serving as the President of the Board of Directors of Crime Stoppers of Miami-Dade and the Keys.

When she is not teaching, Dr. Vincent-Robinson actively mentors doctoral students as they begin their transition from knowledge-consumers to knowledge-producers. Her current research interests include academic dishonesty as a form of deviance among students, domestic violence, mass incarceration, race/ethnic relations, and student success initiatives. 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.