Sharon Robinson, PhD

Associate Professor of Spanish
Director of Modern Language Resource Center

Experience/Background

  • May 2006-present: Associate Professor of Spanish, Lynchburg College
  • 2000-May 2006: Assistant Professor of Spanish, Lynchburg College
  • 1996-2000: Instructor and Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Virginia Tech
  • 1995-1996: Adjunct, Spanish, Virginia Western Community College
  • 1995: Adjunct, Spanish, Radford University

Degrees and Certifications

  • 1998 PhD, Contemporary Spanish-American Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 1986 MA, Spanish-American Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 1983 BA, Spanish, Radford University

Information on Courses Taught

  • Accelerated beginning Spanish
  • Beginning, Intermediate Spanish
  • Medical Spanish
  • Methods of Translation in Practice
  • The Role of the Reader in the Modern Argentine Short Story of Mystery and the Fantastic
  • The Culture and Civilization of Spanish America
  • Spanish and Latin American Literature in English Translation
  • Survey of Latin American History

Honors and Awards

  • 2003: Mary Francis Turner Award, Kappa Delta Sorority, Lynchburg College
  • 2002: Lynchburg Police Department Civilian Commendation Award
  • 2002: PHT Award, MACS, Lynchburg College

Publications

  • 2010 "Contact Precautions," patient brochure for Centra Health. Translated from Spanish to English.
  • 2010 "Acerca de su colonoscopía," patient brochure for Centra Health. Co-translator.
  • 2010 "Derechos del paciente," patient brochure for Centra Health. Co-translator.
  • 2009 "Radiología diagnóstica," patient brochure for Centra Health. Co-translator.
  • 2009 Invited author of all of the service and experiential learning activities for the workbook for ¡Anda-Intermediate!, an intermediate Spanish textbook, published by Prentice Hall, January 2009.
  • 2008 "Guía del paciente," patient booklet for Centra Health. Co-translator.
  • 2008 Invited author of all of the service and experiential learning activities for the workbook for ¡Anda!, a beginning Spanish textbook, published by Prentice Hall, January 2008.
  • 2007 "Mom's Discharge Instructions," translation into Spanish for Centra Health.
  • "Newborn Instructions," translation into Spanish for Centra Health.
  • "Discharge Instructions for Peripherally Inserted Catheters," translation revision of 
    Spanish for Centra Health.
  • 2003: "Using Computer Mediated Communication to Enhance In-Class Discussions and Comprehension in Undergraduate Literature Classes." Inventio: Creative Thinking about Learning and Teaching, Spring 2003, Vol. 5, Issue 1.
  • 2003: "Josefina Plá." Salgado, María, ed. Dictionary of Literary Biography: Spanish American Poetry. Bruccoli, Clark, and Layman.

Custom Publishing Texts:

  • 2006 Cuaderno suplementario para las clases de español, edición primera. Sharon Robinson, editor and contributor. Boston: Vista Higher Learning Custom Publishing.
  • 2004 Spanish Review and Practice, revision of 2nd edition. Sharon Robinson, ed. Boston: Thomson Custom Publishing.
  • 2003 Spanish Review and Practice, 2nd edition. Sharon Robinson, editor and contributor. Boston: Thomson Custom Publishing.

Professional Associations

  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • The Directory of Latin Americanists
  • The Instituto Cervantes
  • Modern Language Association
  • Sigma Delta Pi
Phone: 
434.544.8601
Email: 
robinson.s@lynchburg.edu
Office: 
Schewel 364