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Dr. Cortney Robbins

Courtney Robbins
Associate Professor of English

College of Arts and Sciences

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2241


Office: Snyder Academic Center, Room 265

Office Hours

  • M: 1-3
  • T: 12:30-3
  • W: 1-3
  • R: 12:30-2
  • F: by appointment

*Note: All office hours are virtual during the fall 2020 semester.

Class Information

  • HUM 2990 Special Topics: Crime and Literature
  • HUM 2990 Special Topics: The Individual and Society in Literature
  • ENG 2322 Research Writing

Academic Advisor Roles

General Studies and Communication

Academic Degrees

  • Ed.D., Adult, Higher, and Community Education, Ball State University (2019)
  • M.A., History, Indiana State University (in progress)
  • M.A., English, Ball State University (2007)
  • B.A., English Literature, Ball State University (2004)

Professional Experience

Indiana Institute of Technology                                                              August 2012—present

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Associate Professor of English


Indiana Institute of Technology                                                                August 2007—2012

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Assistant Professor of English

Selected Publications/Presentations


Robbins, C.R., & Latz, A.O. (2015). Humanities’ place in the community college (Editor’s Choice). Academic Exchange Quarterly, 19(3), 160-165. Retrieved from

Papers Presented

  • “The Tech LEADS Initiative:  Learning Communities for Students at Risk”, Fort Wayne Area Dean’s Conference, Fort Wayne, IN, Feb. 2010
  • “Following the ‘Yellow Brick Road’ of Learning with Fantasy Literature”, Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL, Apr. 2010
  • “The Tech LEADS Initiative: Learning Communities for Students at Risk”, Indiana TRiO Spring Conference, Fort Wayne, IN May 2010-Invited Presentation
  • “Digital Storytelling in Developmental English”, Fort Wayne Area Dean’s Conference, Fort Wayne, IN, Feb. 2011
  • “Digital Storytelling, “This I Believe,” and Developmental English”, Hawaii Int’l. Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI, Jan. 2012
  • “‘The [Resistance] is Female’: Empathy, Gender, Education, and the Age of Trump”,  Int’l. Society for Educational Biography Conf., Toronto, ON, Apr. 2017
  • “Teaching Pop Culture Is Just like Riding a Broomstick: Balancing Critical and Appreciative Modes of Literary Study through the Harry Potter Series”, Popular Culture Association Conf., Indianapolis, IN, Mar. 2018