Robin grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and after obtaining a B.S. and traveling and living throughout the country, Robin earned an M.S.Ed in Educational Design, Training, and Development and an English as a Second Language teaching certificate. Robin is a teacher for the Board of Cooperative Educational Services adult ESL classes, certified tutor trainer for Literacy of Northern New York, and teaches EAP (English for Academic Purposes), ESL, ESL tutoring, and How to teach ESL courses. Robin also started and designed SLU’s Conversation Partner Program as well as the TESOL for Social Justice Internship Program (Rwanda section).
Robin is also the director of English language learning for the Ubushobozi Project in Musanze, Rwanda and has been a tutor for members of the National Cycling Team of Rwanda. Robin is interested in the use of authentic materials and experiences for teaching language and culture, cultural differences in rhetorical strategies, and assessment for small-scale NGOs. Robin lives with her family in Pierrepont, has a small hobby farm, and travels every chance she gets.
Fall 2015: Rhodes-Crowell is teaching:
ESL 201: Intro to Amer Culture
ESL 202: Advanced Stylistics
LANG 3003: ESL Conv. Partners