Dr. Mary E. Robinson is a native Baltimorean. For 15 years she taught Special Education for the Baltimore City Public High Schools. Dr. Robinson has a B.S. in Business Administration from Barber-Scotia College, M.S. in Special Education: Reading from Coppin State University, M.S. in Counseling from Loyola College, and a Doctorate Degree in Higher Education Administration with a focus on Community College Leadership from Morgan State University. The focus of her dissertation was Faculty Development in Public Community Colleges. Currently, Dr. Robinson is a Professor of Reading at Montgomery College in Maryland; where she also serves as the Chair of the Communications Department. In her role as Department Chair she is the facilitator of the American English Language Program (AELP), Reading, Speech, and World Language Disciplines; and she serves as the Montgomery College Germantown campus, Chair of Chairs. In addition, she is a member of several higher education and professional organizations, which include the Developmental Education Association of Maryland (DEAM), National Association of Development Education (NADE), The Chair Academy, as well as the American Educational Research Association (AERA), where she serves a peer reviewer for journal article submissions.