Dr. Robin Throne has found accessibility advocacy and learning assessment to be her two driving passions over her career in higher education teaching and leadership. A career in journalism and freelance writing led her to a master's degree in English from Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn., and later, as a higher education leader, to a doctor of philosophy degree in educational research, assessment and evaluation from Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her experience includes practitioner research in higher education; the development of teacher preparation and instructional technology programs for trainers, teachers and administrators; distance learning policy and the removal of barriers to access; and guiding doctoral learners through the dissertation journey.
She has maintained a professional writing practice for the past 25 years and her academic and creative works have appeared in numerous literary and academic publications. She is the author of Practitioner Research in Doctoral Education (Kendall/Hunt, 2012), and serves as a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Doctoral Studies. She is at work on a second textbook on quantitative methods in practitioner research and her current research interests include the online doctorate for executive leadership.