Robin Redmon Wright, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Lifelong Learning and Adult Education, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
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Office Location
Olmsted Building, W314
W314 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057
Biography

Robin Redmon Wright is currently an Associate Professor of Lifelong Learning and Adult Education at Penn State Harrisburg. She earned a B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from The University of Tennessee and she holds a Ph.D. in Adult Education from Texas A&M University. Her research interests reflect a critical perspective on popular culture and adult identity development, feminist identity development, and socio-economic class, identity, and opportunity. Recent publications include articles in the International Journal of Lifelong Education, Adult Education Quarterly, Journal of Transformational Education, New Horizons for Adult Education and Human Resource Development, International Journal of Innovative Learning and Leadership, 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, Television and the Self: Knowledge, Identity and Media Representation, and Women and Pedagogy. Dr. Wright received the Commission of Professors of Adult Education’s Early Career Award in 2011.

Publications

Wright, R. R., & Sandlin, J. A. (2017). (Critical) learning in/through everyday life in a global consumer culture. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 36(1-2), 77-94. doi:10.1080/02601370.2017.1270068

Wright, R. R. (2017). Academic rigor or academic rigor mortis? Supervising dissertations is serious business. Adult Learning 28(1), 35-37. doi: 10.1177/1045159515593896

Tisdell, E., Wright, R.R., Taylor, E. (2016). Adult education faculty and programs in North America: Faculty background, work and satisfaction. Adult Education Quarterly, 66(1), 76-95. doi: 10.1177/0741713615618781

Wright, R. R. (2016) Musings on comics, class, and kitsch: An autoethnographic exploration of an accidental academic. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 29(3), 426-444. doi: 10.1080/09518398.2015.1078518

Dentith, A.M., Wright, R.R. & Coryell, J.E. (2015). Those "mean girls and their friends": Bullies and mob rule in the academy. Adult Learning, 26(1), 28-34 . doi: 10.1177/1045159514558409.

Wright, R. R. & G. L. Wright (2013). Investigating sci-fi and horror for critical adult education and teacher education: Learning international perspectives and valuing the "other". International Journal of Innovative Learning and Leadership, 1(1), 6-12. Retrieved from http://www.icill.net/ijill-1-1.pdf

Wright, R. R. (2013). 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, 25(1), 5-17.

Sandlin, J. A., Wright, R. R. and Clark, M. C. (2013). Re-examining theories of adult learning and adult development through the lenses of public pedagogy. Adult Education Quarterly, 63(1), 2-23. doi:10.1177/0741713611415836. (impact factor 0.556)

Coryell, J. E., Durodoye, B., Wright, R. R., Pate, E., & Nguyen, S. (2012). Case studies of internationaliza¬tion in adult and higher education: Inside the pro¬cesses of four universities in the US and UK. Journal of Studies in International Education, 16(1), 75-98. doi:10.1177/1028315310388945 (impact factor 0.739)

Durodoye, B. A., Coryell, J. E. , Wright, R. 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., Coryell, J.A., Martinez, M., 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. 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] (impact factor 0.556)

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), 69-94. DOI: 10.1080/15505170.2008.10411712

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. Reprinted in J. L. Higbee, L. MacDonald, D. Van Blerkom, E. M. Payne, & R. Smilkstein (Eds.) (2007). Best practices in college reading and learning (pp. 47-62). Eldorado, KS: College Reading and Learning Assoc. Press.

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.

Wright, R.R. (in press, 2017). Popular culture, adult learning and identity development, In M. Milana, J. Holford, S. Webb, P. Jarvis, and R. Waller (Eds.) International handbook of adult and lifelong education and learning. London: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Wright, R.R. (in press, 2017). Tweets, TV, and trends!: Popular culture and its impact on adult learning and identity, In A. Knox, S. Conceição, and L. Martin (Eds.) International compendium of adult and continuing education. Herndon, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Wright, R.R. (2016). If it quacks a like duck. . . : The classist curriculum of Disney's reality television shows. In Sandlin, J.A. & Garlen, J.C. (Eds.), The Disney curriculum: Education, culture, and society (pp. 120-135). New York: Routledge.

Quiroga, S. S., Sandlin, J. A., & Wright, R. R. (2015). You are what you eat!?: Crafting the (food) consuming subject through cooking shows. In R. Flowers & E. Swan, (Eds.) Food pedagogies (pp. 75-92). Surrey, United Kingdom: Ashgate.

Wright, R.R. & Wright, G.L. (2015). Doctor Who fandom, creative engagement, and transmedia storytelling: The public pedagogy of the Doctor. In K. Jubas, N. Tabor, & T. Brown (Eds.). Popular culture as pedagogy: Research in the field of adult education (pp.11-30). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishing.

Wright, R.R. (2013). The Avengers and feminist identity development: Learning the example of critical resistance from Cathy Gale. In K.M. Ryan and D. Massey (Eds.), Television and the self: Knowledge, identity and media representation (pp. 189- 204). New York: Lexington-Rowan & Littlefield.

Wright, R. R. (2012). What everyone needs to know about sex: Training peer tutors and mentors in gendered communication styles. In K. Agee & R. Hodges (Eds.), Handbook for training peer tutors and mentors (pp. 141-146). Mason, OH: Cengage Learning.

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 (pp. 139-150). New York, NY: Routledge.

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, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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, NY: 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 (pp. 63-72). San Francisco, CA: 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.)

Education

B.A; M.A; Ph.D. (Texas A & M)

Course Schedule
ADTED 505
ADTED 510
ADTED 580
ADTED 594
ADTED 597