Women’s History Month – Professor Robin L. Cook
Women’s History Month
Professor Robin L. Cook
Professor Robin L. Cook is a winner of the President’s Executive Cabinet Award in Teaching (Academic Year 2016-2017). She was recently named a “Dean’s Teaching Fellow” having completed training in The Association of College and University Educators’ (ACUE) course on Effective College Teaching, thus earning a highly coveted credential with certification recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE). She was instrumental in helping to create the corequisite model for mathematics currently utilized at the University of the District of Columbia Community College (UDC-CC), which helps to alleviate some of the burdens many students face while attempting to learn prerequisite mathematics. Currently, Professor Cook is working with colleagues to create Associates of Applied Science degrees in Natural Science with concentrations in Math, Biology, and Chemistry and she is part of the Guided Math Pathways team. She often teaches corequisite Math (Intro to Algebra and General College Math I), as well as General College Math II, Finite Math, Intermediate Algebra, and Precalculus (I & II).
As a native Washingtonian, Robin’s passion for math emerged as early as the seventh grade. After many struggles with algebra (and heavy tutoring sessions with her instructor), she became confident enough to help many of her struggling peers. It was then she realized her desire to become an educator prompting her to excel and later earn Salutatorian honors of her high school class. Professor Cook earned both her BS in Mathematics (Secondary Education) and her MS in Teaching Mathematics from UDC. Robin serves as the Program Coordinator for mathematics at UDC-CC and was recently named the Acting Division Director of MITE (Mathematics, IT, and Engineering). Robin is highly active in several service capacities at the college and university. Outside of UDC, Professor Cook is an active volunteer tutoring math at her church and for ten years served as Principal at a local Christian school. Her passion for education is evidenced by her more than thirty-five years of experience as a versatile educator of students from elementary school through college.