Christopher Robinson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAB Department of Psychology, is the recipient of the UAB Disability Support Services Outstanding Faculty Award for the spring 2012 semester. The award is given to the faculty member most dedicated to providing equal access and opportunity to students with disabilities.
“I treat students who have a disability first as people, and I work with them to get the education they desire, but I always expect them to perform at the same level as the other students in my classes,” Robinson says.
Students who are registered with DSS are encouraged to nominate professors who promote an inclusive classroom, value diverse learning styles and abilities, challenge and support students with disabilities and believe in working with all students. The letter nominating Robinson stated:
“He has helped me to believe that I have the ability to achieve whatever it is I want to do in my life, despite the many obstacles I may have to overcome in order to get there.”