Professional Bio


Ph.D., Educational Psychology University of Colorado Boulder, CO
M.A., Geology University of California Santa Barbara, CA
MA., Jewish Studies Regis University Denver, CO
B.S. Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ

Professional Credentials & Memberships

Higher Learning Commission peer Reviewer PEAQ November 2010
Collaborative Institutional Training February 2010
Higher Learning Commission Peer Reviewer AQIP October 2009
Appreciative Inquiry, Train the trainer July 2005
University of Pittsburgh’s NIH Survival Skills and Ethics: Train the Trainer June 2004
Harvard Graduate School of Education, MLE program in Educational leadership June 2002

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Professor at Regis University
  • Interim Chair at Regis University
  • Dean of Arts and Sciences at Community College of Denver
  • Dean of Arts and Sciences at Community College Denver
  • Dean and Interim Vice President Academic Affairs at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
  • Associate Academic Dean at Rocky Mountain College art and Design
  • Chair at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
  • Interim Vice President at Rocky Mountain college of Art and Design
  • Affiliate at Regis University
  • Adjunct Professor at Colorado Mountain College
  • Para-chaplain at Jewish Family Services
  • Education Coordinator at Golden Landmarks Association
  • Associate Professor at International Studies
  • Board Member at Campfire Boys and Girls
  • Adjunct Rrofessor at Colorado Mountain College
  • Crisis counselor at Kempe Children's Foundation
  • Volunteer at Horseback as therapy
  • Lab Manager at DCM Laboratories
  • Exploration/Development Geologist at Phillips Petroleum Company

Research & Scholarship

2015 Miles, C., & Robyn, E. (2015). Leadership for Transformational Change. Perspectives: Community College Leadership for the 21st Century, November. 
2014 Robyn, E. and Rell, A. (2014). Jewish Midrash in Jesuit Classrooms. Jesuit higher Education: A Journal. 3 (2) 96-103.
2014 Robyn, E. (2014). Why Jesuit Matters: from MOOC to JOOC. Regis University Alumni Magazine, 22 (2), 7.
2014 Rumfelt, J., Medford, F., & Robyn, E. (2014). Leading Lives that Matter. Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education, Fall (46), 23-24
2014 Spangle, M., & Robyn, E. (2014). Managing Conflict in Academic Settings. ACresolutions, Winter, 10-14.
2013 Collins, R. and Robyn, E. (2013) Capstone Options and Graduation Rates: A Case Study. Published proceedings, Presented at Hawaii International Conference on Education
2012 Miles, C. and Robyn, E. (2012) Passing the Learning College Test. In T. O’Banion (Ed.) The Learning College Reader. League of Innovation.  
2008 Robyn, E and Miles, C. (2008). Innovative Studies: Changing Minds for a Changing World. Leadership Abstracts, League for Innovation. Volume 11, Number 2,  
2007 Elisa, R., & Miles, C. (2007). Pirate Wisdom: Navigating the High Seas of your Organization. NY: Iuniverse 
2007 Ferguson, K., Masur, S., Olson, L., Ramirez, J., Robyn, E., & Schmaling, K. (2007). Enhancing the Culture of Research Ethics on University Campuses. Journal of Academic Ethics. 5(2-4), 189-198
2005 Walking with Spirit in Empty Halls, Chronicles of SPS Graduate Programs, online.
2004 Piratical Politics, Collage Spring vol 15 No. 1
2003 The Way of the Well, novel, iuniverse
2001 Seven directions and curriculum design, SCOLAS conference publication
2000 Tribal Assessment, Assessment Update, May/Jun2000, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p12, 2p
2000 Creating Tribes, Spring 2000, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p65, 4p;.
2014 Sacred Dressings. Individual art show, Point Gallery, Regis University
2011 Invited speaker. Resilient organizations, San Diego State University PhD leadership program
2011 Invited speaker: Resilient Organizations, Innovations Conference, League for Innovation. 
2010 Conference, League for Innovation. 
2010 Keynote Speaker: Resiliency, Arapahoe community college.
2009 Invited speaker: Mooks, Midriffs and Boomers, oh my! Generations Meet, National Association of Community college Teacher Education Programs. 
2009 Invited speaker , Building a Culture of Innovation, Innovations Conference League for Innovation.
2009 Keynote Speaker, Colorado Career and Technical Education Association, Colorado Springs, Pirate Wisdom leadership.
2009 Invited Speaker, National Career and Technical Education Association, Reno Nevada Generations and education. 
2008 Invited speaker, Thought Leaders Summit on Innovation, Memphis Tennessee 
2008 Invited presenter, workshop on Pirate Wisdom, Learning Summit, League for Innovation, Oberland Park, KS. 
2008 Keynote for conference: Best Practices in Allied Health. Seattle, WA. 
2008 Pirate Wisdom. Innovations Conference, Denver CO
2008 Mooks, Midriffs, and Boomers . . . Oh My! Generations Meet. Innovations Conference, Denver CO
2007 Miami-Dade Book Fair, Pirate Wisdom
2007 The Power of One, Colorado Art Educators Conference, Pueblo, CO
2006 Keynote Speaker, Miami-Dade Hialeah Campus Convocation
2006 Being the Perfect Stranger, Colorado Art Educators Conference, Vail, CO
2006 Piratical Politics, Regis Leadership Conference, Denver, CO 
2005 Appreciative Inquiry as an AQIP accreditation process, Teaching for a Change conference, Broomfield, CO
2005 Piratical Politics, Teaching for a Change conference, Broomfield, CO
2004 Piratical Politics, Colorado Art Educator Association conference, Breckenridge, CO
2004 Creativity in Education, Auraria Campus, CO
2003 Connecting Art and Spirituality in Everyday Life, Colorado Art Educator Association Conference, Breckenridge, CO
2003 The Chair Academy, Walking with Spirit in Empty Halls, Anaheim, CA
2002 Keynote speaker, Metropolitan State Women’s Studies retreat, Denver CO
2002 Panel member on Diversity for Academic Management Institute, Denver CO
2002 Bringing our Spirit to work, Academic Management Institute Denver CO
2002 Creativity in the Workplace, Mountain States Employees Council, CO
2002 American Association of Women in Community Colleges Retreat, Estes Park, CO
2002 Driven by Spirit, Colorado Art Educator Association Conference, CO
2001 Keynote speaker, National Arts Honor Society Induction Ceremony, Horizon High School, CO
2001 Creativity and the Seven Directions, Colorado Art Educator Association Conference, CO
2001 Bringing our spirit to teaching, Teaching for a Change Conference, Steamboat Springs, CO
2001 Seven directions and curriculum design, SCOALS conference
2000 Dealing with Rejection; Colorado Art Educators Association
2000 Creating Tribes; American Association of Higher Education, Diversity conference, CA

Awards & Recognition

    Colorado Higher Education Art Educator of the year 2015
    MS top ten fundraiser, Hike MS (3rd year in a row) 2015
    Metropolitan State Grant Writer appreciation 2005
    Teaching Excellence, Regis University 2005
    Innovator of the year, Community College of Denver 2004

    Community Involvement & Service

      ADL Jewish Catholic Dialogue participant
      Board member Congregation Beth Evergreen
      MS Society Fund Raising
      Jewish Family Services
      CELL Museum
      Colorado Art Educators Association
      Colorado Jewish Professional Women’s network
      National Council of Jewish Women