Carleen Vincent-Robinson

Carleen Vincent-Robinson

Areas of Expertise

Academic Misconduct | Domestic Violence | Race and Ethnicity | Women and Crime


Ed.D., Florida International University, Higher Education, 2016
M.A., University of Miami, Sociology, 2010
M.S., Florida International University, Criminal Justice, 2004
J.D., Louisiana State University, 2001
B.A., Baylor University, English Professional Writing, 1998


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 Ed.D. in Higher Education (2016) and her M.S. in Criminal Justice (2004) from Florida International University. She also holds an M.A. 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 B.A. 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. Within the past few years, she completed FIU's Leadership Education Advancement Program, the President's Leadership Program, the Leadership Essentials Program, and Advanced Communications with Nance Guilmartin and is currently participating in the Educational Leadership Enhancement Program. As a result of her efforts, she was invited to join President Rosenberg’s Think Tank (a product of the President's Leadership Program) and participate in the development of the FIU’s 2025 strategic plan.

Currently, Dr. Vincent-Robinson is a member of the Faculty Senate, Career Readiness Council, Academic Integrity Committee, SIPA Student Success Team, and FIU Gospel Choir. She also serves as the Chairperson of the Graduate Student Academic Review Committee and 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 and the Criminal Justice Faculty Discipline Coordinator for the Florida Department of Education Statewide Course Numbering System.

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 both within and outside of the prison setting.