Robin Redmon-Wright

resume, vita and bio of Dr. Robin Redmon-Wright, Assistant Professor, Harrisburg campus

Robin Redmon-Wright

Ph. D., Texas A & M University
Assistant Professor

http://harrisburg.psu.edu/faculty-and-staff/robin-wright-phd

 

Robin Redmon Wright is an Assistant Professor of Adult Education at Penn State Harrisburg. She holds both a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Tennessee and a Ph.D. in Educational Human Resource Development (adult education emphasis) from Texas A&M University. Her research interests reflect a critical perspective on adult identity development, feminist identity development, popular culture and informal adult learning and development, and adult learning, educational access and socio-economic class. Recent publications include articles in the International Journal of Lifelong Education, Adult Education Quarterly, Journal of Transformative Education, New Directions for Adult Education and Human Resource Development, Journal of Studies in International Education, and The Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, as well as chapters in the Routledge Handbook of Public Pedagogy, New Directions in Adult and Continuing Education, and Women and Pedagogy.

Dr. Wright grew up in the mountains of east Tennessee and is happy to return to the Appalachian foothills after several years in Texas. In her spare time, she writes poetry, watches Doctor Who episodes, and reads everything she can.

Dissertation
Wright, R. R., (2007). Adult education, popular culture, and women’s identity development: Self-Directed Learning with The Avengers. Doctoral Dissertation. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Available on ProQuest.


Refereed Journal Articles

  • Wright, R. R. (in press, 2011). Ready for prime time: Exploring HRD and adult education through the lens of popular culture. New Horizons for Adult Education and Human Resource Development.
  • Durodoye, B. A. , Coryell, J. E. , Redmon Wright, R. , Pate, P. E. (2011). Assessing global perspectives at a Hispanic and minority serving institution: A university-wide effort. Journal of College and Character, 12(3), 1-6. doi: 10.2202/1940-1639.1776
  • Wright, R. R. (in press,2011). Zombies, cyborgs and other labor organizers: An introduction to representations of adult learning theories in popular culture. New Horizons for Adult Education and Human Resource Development.
  • Sandlin, J. A., Wright, R. R. and Clark, M. C. (in press, 2011) Re-examining Theories of Adult Learning, and Adult Development Through the Lenses of Public Pedagogy. Adult Education Quarterly. doi:10.1177/0741713611415836.
  • Coryell, J.E., Durodoye, B., Wright, R.R., Pate, E., & Nguyen, S. (in press). Case studies of internationalization in adult and higher education: Inside the processes of four universities in the US and UK. Journal of Studies in International Education. doi:10.1177/1028315310388945.
  • Wright, R.R., Coryell, J.A., Martinez, Harmon, J., M., Henkin, R., and Keehn, S. (2010). Rhyme, Response and Reflection: An Investigation of the Possibilities for Critical Transformative Learning through Adult Poetry Reading. International Journal of Transformative Education, 8(2), 103-123 doi: 10.1177/1541344611406737.
  • Wright, R. R., & Sandlin, J. A. (2009). Popular culture, public pedagogy, and perspective transformation: The Avengers and adult learning in living rooms. International Journal of Lifelong Learning, 28(4), 533-551.
  • *Wright, R. R., & Sandlin, J. A. (2009). Cult TV, hip hop, shape-shifters, and vampire slayers: A review of the literature at the intersection of adult education and popular culture. Adult Education Quarterly 59(2), 118-141. [Consistently on Sage Journals’ “Most-Read AEQ Articles” list]
  • Wright, R. R. (2008). Research as quest: An autoethnographic exploration of embodied class, intellectual obsession, and the academy. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy 5(2), Winter, 69-94.
  • Wright, R. R. (2003). Real men don’t ask for directions: Male student attitudes toward peer tutoring. Journal of College Reading and Learning, 34(1), 61-75.
  • Wright, G. L., Wright, R. R., & Lamb, C. (2002). Developmental mathematics education and supplemental instruction: Pondering the potential. Journal of Developmental Education, 26(1), 30-35.
  • Wright, R. R., (2001) Coaching critical thinking: Tutoring athletes toward self-sufficiency. Journal of College Reading and Learning, 31 (2), 157-170.


Peer Reviewed or Book Chapters

  • Wright, R. R. (in press, 2011). What everyone needs to know about sex: Training peer tutors and mentors in gendered communication styles. In K. Agee & R. Hodges (Eds.) College Reading and Learning Association tutor and mentor training handbook, CRLA Press.
  • Wright, R. R. (2010). Narratives from Popular Culture: Critical Implications for Adult Education. In M. Rossiter and M. C. Clark (Eds.), New directions in adult and continuing education: No. 126. Narrative perspectives on adult education (pp. 63-77). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Wright, R. R. (2010). Unmasking hegemony with The Avengers: Television Entertainment as Public Pedagogy. In J. Sandlin, B. Schultz & S. Burdick, (Eds.), Handbook of public pedagogy: Education and learning beyond schooling. 139-150, New York: Routledge.
  • Wright, R. R. (2009). The intersection of critical theory and interdisciplinary learning: The emergence of a pedagogical soul. In Burke, P. (Ed.), Women and pedagogy: Education through autobiographical narrative, 119-125, Troy, New York: Educator's International Press, Inc.
  • Wright, R. R. (2007). The Avengers, public pedagogy, and the development of British women’s consciousness. In E. J. Tisdell & P. M. Thompson (Eds.), New directions in adult and continuing education: Vol. 115. Popular culture and entertainment media, 63-72, San Francisco: Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
  • Wright, R. R. (2007). Real men don’t ask for directions: Male student attitudes toward peer tutoring, in J. L. Higbee, et.al. (Eds.), 2007, Best practices in college reading and learning (pp. 47-62). Eldorado, KS: College Reading and Learning Assoc. Press. (Reprinted from Journal of College Reading and Learning, 34(1), 61-75.)

 

Refereed Published Conference Proceedings--International

  • Wright, R. R. (2011). Vampires and Zombies as Critical Public Pedagogy: Using Horror for Critical Adult Education and HRD Instruction. Proceedings of the The 30thNational Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education/Association Canadienne pour l'Étude de l'Éducation des Adultes (CASAE) and the 52nd Annual Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) joint conference, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, June, 2011.
  • Sandlin, J. A., Wright, R.R., Clark, M.C. (2011). Critical Transformational Learning in the Post-Postmodern World. Proceedings of the 30thNational Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education/Association Canadienne pour l'Étude de l'Éducation des Adultes (CASAE) and the 52nd Annual Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) joint conference, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, June, 2011.
  • Wright, R. R., Coryell, J. E., Pate, P. E., & Durodoye, B. (2009). The internationalization of an Hispanic-serving American university: Finding effective research strategies for policy, structure, and curricular change. In P. Coare & L. Cecil (Eds.) Really Useful Research: Critical Perspectives on Evidence-based Policy and Practice in Lifelong Learning. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research of the Education of Adults (SCUTREA), Cambridge University, United Kingdom, pp. 443-451.
  • Wright, R. R. (2008). “We gotta get out of this place, if it’s the last thing we ever do” (The Animals, 1965): Exploring the roots of working-class scholars. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research on the Education of Adults (SCUTREA), University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, pp. 551-557.
  • Wright, R. R. (2007). Learning empowerment, resistance and female identity development from popular television: Transwomen tell stories of trans-formation. Proceedings of the Joint International Conference of the Adult Education Research Conference 48th National Conference and the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education 26th National Conference Vol. 2, Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia, Canada, pp. 517-522.
  • Wright, R. R. (2006). Popular culture, cult TV, and gender resistance: Informal learning from prime-time feminism. Proceedings of the Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA), Leeds, England, pp. 459-465.


Refereed Published Conference Proceedings--National

  • Wright, R. R. (2010) Class, Popular Culture, and the Academy: Critical Comments of Scholars from the Working-Class. Proceedings of the 51st Annual Adult Education Research Conference, (AERC), CaliforniaStateUniversity, Sacramento, June, 2010.
  • Coryell, J. E. & Wright, R. R. (2010). Exploring the Power of Poetry for Fostering Critical Reflection: Adult Poetry Readers and Self-Reflexivity. Proceedings of the 51st Annual Adult Education Research Conference (AERC), CaliforniaStateUniversity, Sacramento, June, 2010.
  • Wright, R. R. & Sandlin, J. A. (2009). You are what you eat!: Television cooking shows, consumption and lifestyle practices as adult learning. Proceedings of the 50th Annual Adult Education Research Conference (AERC), NationalLouisUniversity, Chicago, pp. 402-407, May, 2009.
  • Bracken, S.J., Sandlin, J.A., & Wright, R.R. (2009). Guerrilla Girls and Raging Grannies: Critical, Informal, and Performative Pedagogy. Proceedings of the 50th Annual Adult Education Research Conference (AERC), National LouisUniversity, Chicago, pp. 42-47, May, 2009.
  • Wright, R. R., & Sandlin, J. A. (2008). Seinfeld, The Simpsons, and seductive vampire slayers: A literature review of adult education and popular culture. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Adult Education Research Conference (AERC), St. Louis, Missouri, June 2008.
  • Tisdell, E. J., Thompson, P., Guy, T., Sandlin, J. A., & Wright, R. R. (2008). Symposium: The Role of Media and Popular Culture in the Mis/Education of Adults. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Adult Education Research Conference (AERC), St. Louis, Missouri. May, 2008.
  • Wright, R. R. (2006). A different definition of ‘Boob-Tube’: What Dr. Catherine Gale of The Avengers taught women. Proceedings of the Adult Education Research Conference (AERC), Minneapolis, MN. June, 2006. Paper received the AERC Graduate Student Research Award.
  • National & International Articles about My Research
  • Schmidt, P. (April 27, 2010) Professors from the Working Class Credit Their Rise to Rock—and Agent Scully. The Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Professors-From-the-Working/65267/