is chief of the Division of Hearing and Speech and director of the Scottish Rite Center for Communication Disorders at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C. and is a professor of pediatrics at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He specializes in communication disorders in children, with a specific focus on children who stutter. Dr. Robinson's research and writings have focussed on normal fluency behaviors in children and adolescents, service delivery to children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, patient safety, and leadership in communication sciences and disorders. He has presented widely at the local, regional, national, and international levels. Dr. Robinson was the 2010 president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has served on various boards and committees. In 1998, Dr. Robinson was elected a Fellow of ASHA, one of its highest honors and received the ASHA Honors in 2021, the highest award given by the association. He served on the board of directors of the National Black Association for Speech, Language and Hearing (NBASLH) and served as the co-chair of the Program Committee for the 1999 and 2000 conventions. Dr. Robinson also served as secretary of the Specialty Board on Fluency Disorders (SBFD) and has been a board-certified fluency specialist since 2000. He served as vice-chair of the Higher Education Licensure Commission for Washington, D.C. (2005 - 2014).
Dr. Robinson holds adjunct professorships with Howard University in Washington, D.C. and Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He has held adjunct professorships at the University of the District of Columbia and Gallaudet in Washington, D.C., Xavier University in New Orleans, LA, and Longwood University in Farmville, VA. Dr. Robinson has presented widely at the local, regional, national, and international levels.
Dr. Robinson received his A.A. degree from Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, MS, B.A. and M.S., degrees from The University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS and his Ph.D. degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C.