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Meet Derrick



Dr. Derrick Robinson is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Dakota. He has done extensive work as an Urban Education Doctoral Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Derrick Robinson earned his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of NOrth Carolina at Charlotte. Derrick has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Morehouse College, a Master’s of Business Administration with a focus on Finance from Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s of Education Administration from Wingate University. Derrick has 22 years of experience in urban schools in Washington DC, Prince George’s County, MD and Charlotte, NC. Derrick has taught Social Studies and Business Education for 15 years and 7 years of service in school adminsitration. He can be reached at


Derrick Robinson has taught in the public schools for 15 years. Additionally, Derrick has served as teaching assistant for 8682 Seminar in Professional and Grants writing (Spring 2016), 8180- Critical Issues in Urban Edcuation (Fall 2015) and 8314- Urban Education Reform (Fall 2013)


Derrick Robinson has pursued an active research agenda which includes journal publications and invited book chapters.


As a member of the Urban Educators for Change, UEC, Derrick Robinson has helped orgainze community events in the City of Charlotte


Derrick Robinson has worked with new and expereinced in-service teachers on topics including effective teaching strategies, intentional classroom design, data-driven instruction, and classroom management.


Derrick Robinson has presented research at international, national conferences including the International Conference Urban Education (ICUE), American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting, and the National Alliance of Black Schol Educators (NABSE)

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