Richard Robles

Richard A. Robles

Professor

Steger Student Life Cntr

830O

Acad Aff Exp Based Learning/Career Educ - 0115

Professional Summary

Richard Robles is Professor and Program Director for Graduate Co-op Programs in the Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education. With over 20 years of higher education experience, Richard has research interests in college student development, electronic portfolios, cooperative education and work-integrated learning, and leadership development. 

Education

EdD, Leadership Studies: Xavier University Cincinnati, OH, 2020

MBA: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2008

MS, Counseling & Student Personnel: Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato, MN, 2000

BA, Liberal Studies: Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ, 1996

Research and Practice Interests

My research interests include cooperative education, electronic portfolio assessment, leadership development, digital identities, experiential learning, and social media.

Positions and Work Experience

08-2019 -08-2021 Director, Construction & Manufacturing Co-op Programs, Appointed to manage a team of eight faculty members overseeing the cooperative education program for aerospace engineering, architectural engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, construction management, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, and mechanical engineering technology, Division of Experience-Based Learning & Career Education, University of Cincinnati,

07-2013 -08-2022 Associate Professor (Tenured), Hired to manage and advise the cooperative education (co-op) program for 700+ mechanical engineering students, which includes conducting post-co-op reflection meetings with students, certifying graduation requirements, and teaching professional development courses at the first-year and mid-curricular levels, Division of Experience-Based Learning & Career Education, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

07-2007 -07-2013 Assistant Director, University Honors Program, Recruited to develop and grow the leadership and first-year experience programs for a newly designed interdisciplinary honors program of 1,300 students; later served to implement and maintain on-going programmatic assessment, admissions/recruitment programs, and technological systems, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

08-2005 -07-2006 Interim Director, Student Activities & Leadership Development, Oversaw all administrative and programmatic functions of the office, including fraternity & sorority life, campus programming, diversity education, leadership development, student organizations, club sports, and student government, constituting an annual operating budget of $1.5 million; supervised, trained, and evaluated six full-time professional and administrative staff members, and three graduate assistants , University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

01-2003 -08-2007 Assistant Director, Student Activities & Leadership Development, Promoted to advise the Club Sports Board and Student Activities Board, and oversee the marketing, publications, and technological functions of the department; coordinated major leadership development programs, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

07-2000 -12-2002 Program Coordinator, Student Activities & Leadership Development, Recruited to become the primary administrator to a fraternity/sorority system of 18 fraternities, 6 sororities, 8 historically African-American fraternities and sororities and one Asian-Interest sorority, constituting 1,100 students , University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

09-1999 -05-2000 Graduate Intern, Judicial Affairs, Adjudicated disciplinary cases by University Security, Residence Life, and Mankato Department of Public Safety for violations of the student code of conduct, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN

08-1998 -05-2000 Program Advisor, Student Leadership Development & Service-Learning, Advised a fraternity and sorority community of 11 inter/nationally affiliated chapters and 350 students; advised the campus programming board, overseeing campus films, novelty programs, and marketing and promotions, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN

08-2022 - Professor (Tenured) and Program Director for Graduate Co-op Programs, Serve as the inaugural Program Director for Graduate Co-op Programs, charged with identifying work-integrated learning opportunities to enhance graduate student career readiness, Division of Experience-Based Learning & Career Education, University of Cincinnati,

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Arnsperger Selzer, R., & Robles, R. (2019. ) Every Woman Has a Story to Tell: Experiential Reflections on Leadership in Higher Education .NASPA Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education, , 12 (1 ) ,106-124

Alanson, E.R., & Robles, R.A. (2018. ) Electronic portfolios as a means for showcasing student learning and professional development .Experience Magazine, , 86-91

Alanson, E.R., & Robles, R.A. (2016. ) Using electronic portfolios to explore essential student learning outcomes in a professional development course. .Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, , 17 (4 ) ,387-397

Robles, R.A., & Alanson, E.R. (2016. ) ePortfolio implementation for Career Education .Journal for Research and Practice in College Teaching, , 1 (2 ) ,1-12

Benander, R., Brawn, D., Rafaei, B., & Robles, R. (2016. ) Editorial: A pointillist portrait of eportfolio implementation at one university .Journal for Research and Practice in College Teaching, , 1 (2 ) ,1-7

Alanson, E.R., & Robles, R.A. (2016. ) Electronic portfolio integration in a professional development course: A platform to explore essential student learning outcomes. In K.E. Zegwaard, M. Ford, & N. McRae (Eds.), Refereed Proceedings of the 2nd International Research Symposium on Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education. , , 1-6

Benander, R., Robles, R.A., Brawn, D.L., & Refaei, B. (2016. ) Assessment without standardization: Can general education competencies be assessed from eportfolios across the university? .Journal for Research & Practice in College Teaching, , 1 (1 ) ,1-10