Dr. Sharon Robbert
Dr. Sharon Robbert, formerly dean for academic planning and effectiveness and professor of mathematics, serves as Trinity’s chief academic officer, an appointment that became effective as of June 2014.
As interim provost, Robbert also serves as dean of the faculty and is responsible for the scope and quality of instruction that offers the best environment for educating students. She works with committees of the Board of Trustees and the faculty and supervises the academic deans in addition to a variety of other responsibilities.
Robbert has been on faculty at Trinity since 1993. She has worked collaboratively in a variety of contexts—research with students and colleagues; initiatives such as the Eureka Learning Community to promote collaborative student learning in STEM disciplines; and outreach to constituents through annual events like the Mathematics Triathlon.
In 2013, Robbert was recognized with the Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics (Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America [MAA]). The award recognizes teachers of mathematics who have been extraordinarily successful at the post-secondary level. She was appointed as Illinois section MAA governor through August 2016.
In 2010, she led the process for the College’s reaccreditation by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Robbert and former Interim President Elizabeth Rudenga serve as peer reviewers for the HLC.
Robbert earned her B.A. from Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago.