Dr. Vincent-Robinson is an Associate Teaching Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University. 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.
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.
A powerful and dynamic speaker, within the past year, Dr. Vincent-Robinson served as a panelist for a teach-in entitled "How to Understand and Deal with Gun Violence," interviewed Yusef Salaam, one of the Central Park (now, Exonerated) Five, served as a panelist in the "I Can't Breathe" town hall moderated by NBC 6's Willard Shepard, was featured in a special edition of Cafecito Chat with FIU's Office of Engagement that addressed violence in the Black community, and moderated a live webinar, "The Impacts of in International Crime and Justice Systems" as part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series. Most recently, in response to the racial unrest resulting from the killings of several African Americans by law enforcement, she co-authored the faculty resolution on Race, Social, and Community Justice and served on the Equity Action Initiative Committee in an attempt to propel initiatives targeting diversity, equity, and inclusion within higher education.
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. An ordained minister, Dr. Vincent-Robinson teaches religious education to preschool and elementary age children. She is a wife and mother of two young girls.