Jennifer Meta Robinson

Jennifer Meta Robinson

Professor of Practice, Anthropology

Co-director, Graduate Certificate on College Pedagogy

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  • Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington, 2001
  • M.A., Northeastern University
  • B.A., Western Kentucky University
  • General Studies, Oberlin College


Jennifer Meta Robinson is interested in how we learn to become ourselves in the context of community. She has investigated this core interest through various channels, currently: (1) intersections of food and environment and (2) social pedagogies of higher education. Her work on local food movements includes Selling Local: Why Local Food Movements Matter and The Farmers’ Market Book: Growing Food, Cultivating Community (2007). She also co-edited Teaching Environmental Literacy (2010). A scholar of higher education, she studies how communities of college teachers affect pedagogy and learning. She has a special interest in how graduate students learn to teach and is at work on a new book about evidence-based teaching by graduate students working in communities. She directs 10 graduate-student associate instructors in A122 A Cultural Approach to Interpersonal Communication and teaches graduate seminars on pedagogy. She served as president of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and was director of the Indiana University SOTL Program when it was honored with a Hesburgh Award for Faculty Development.