Lisa Robinson

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice


Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice and Behavioral Science, Bluefield College 2007 Master of Science, Criminal Justice, Radford University 2009 Master of Arts, History, Louisiana Tech University, 2015 Doctor of Philosophy, Sociology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2020



Dr. Robinson began her professional career in 2009 as a Resource Specialist for the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (now Virginia Veteran and Family Support). In that role she worked directly with veterans and their families suffering from mental health issues related to their military service. In 2011 she was promoted to the Region III Coordinator, overseeing the expansion of Wounded Warrior through a federal grant into 26 counties and 10 cities in southwest Virginia. Dr. Robinson held that role until 2012, when she accepted the position of Homeless and Housing Programs Coordinator at New River Community Action. In that capacity she supervised the provision of services to homeless and at-risk individuals and families in the New River Valley. She was employed with NRCA until 2017, when she left to pursue her PhD studies full time. She worked with the College Access Collaborative and the Laboratory for the Study of Youth Inequality and Justice until her graduation in 2020. Dr. Robinson is now Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Bluefield College.