Robinson Chosen as University of Mount Olive Professor of the Year

Robinson Chosen as University of Mount Olive Professor of the Year

MOUNT OLIVE- Dr. Charles Everett Robinson, assistant professor of criminal justice and criminology, is the 2015 recipient of the University of Mount Olive Professor of the Year Award. The award is given in appreciation to a full time faculty member who exemplifies devotion above and beyond the classroom. Students nominate faculty members. The nominations are then considered by a faculty committee which makes the final selection.

Robinson began working at the University of Mount Olive in June of 2010. He possesses a B.A. in African studies from Wesleyan University with a concentration in religion, an M.S. from the State University of New York at Albany School of Criminal Justice, and a J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law. Robinson has served as a trial and appellate lawyer with 25 years of experience litigating criminal and civil matters at the state and federal levels.  He is a former judge advocate and U.S. Marine Corps captain and a former assistant attorney general with the Tennessee Office of the Attorney General.  Presently, he serves as chair for the Faculty Senate and is the CJC lead professor for the UMO Washington campus.

In addition to teaching legal and system based courses at UMO, Robinson teaches theory and research based courses along with the senior research project.  He also engages in research and has presented at annual conferences for the University of Mount Olive Social Science Research Symposium, North Carolina Criminal Justice Association, Southern Sociological Society and the Black Sociologists Association.

Robinson leads by example as he brings his own research on Media and Race into the classroom and has served as a faculty advisor on student presentations at local and state conferences. He has also been very active in extra-curricular activities presenting at the CJC Faculty Development Seminars each fall and facilitating the department’s Career Days by recruiting agencies to meet with students each spring.

Robinson has also been noted for maintaining extensive availability for his students and works with them individually and collectively outside the classroom to enhance their educational experience. He not only excels in his work on campus, but also teaches in the non-traditional and virtual formats. In the future, Robinson desires to help implement a theory based graduate degree program at UMO and to provide students with cutting edge exposure to interdisciplinary courses in various aspects of forensic criminology.

“Receiving the award makes me feel honored and humbled,” said Robinson. “I feel honored that my students supported me in this process for recommending me as the 2015 UMO teacher of the year. I also feel honored by my full time faculty colleagues when you consider the overall outstanding quality of faculty that we have teaching at UMO. I feel humbled by the award, because when I first came to UMO, I was given the chance to prove myself to become a college professor even though I had never taught before.”

Robinson and his wife, Angela, reside in Elm City in Wilson County.

The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College.  For more information, visit old.umo.edu.