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Jennifer Robinson

Department of Anthropology

Expert Bio

Jennifer Meta Robinson is professor of practice in the Indiana University Department of Anthropology, where she studies sustainable food systems and college pedagogy. She teaches courses on food and culture, ans she also researches college pedagogy and learning analytics.

Robinson has two books on sustainable food systems. “Selling Local: Why Local Food Movements Matter” (2017) and “The Farmers’ Market Book: Growing Food, Cultivating Community” (2007) explore the relationships and trade-offs in alternative agriculture. She co-edited the book “Teaching Environmental Literacy Across the Curriculum and Across Campus” (2010). She was president of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and co-edits the book series on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

A Student Learning Analytics Fellow and Mack Fellow, Robinson teaches graduate courses on college pedagogy and co-directs IU’s Graduate Certificate on College Pedagogy. She won Distinguished Service Awards from FACET and ISSOTL and the Trustees Teaching Award from Indiana University in 2018 and 2012.

Major grants are from the Association of American Universities, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Teagle Foundation, Indiana Arts Commission and Indiana University.

She is affiliated with the Ostrom Workshop, Integrated Program on the Environment, Food Institute and Campus Farm at IU.

Areas of Expertise

Food systems, food and culture, food studies, local food, small farms, college pedagogy, learning analytics, scholarship of teaching and learning, teaching.

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