Carin Robinson

Carin Robinson
  • Undergraduate Faculty

Associate Professor of Political Science

Rosenstock Hall, Room 108
Office Hours

Monday 3:30-4:30


I became a news junkie in college. Growing up in a small town in Wisconsin, I never paid much attention to politics. But as a young adult, I started to enjoy watching and reading about what was happening in Washington, D.C. After finishing my undergraduate degree in Communication, I worked at a community newspaper reporting on local city government. Within the year, I was applying to graduate programs in political science.

I moved to Washington, D.C. for graduate school where my research focused on American politics, specifically political behavior. I taught at Georgetown University and the University of Mary Washington before joining the political science department at Hood College in fall 2009. 

I have contributed to numerous edited volumes on U.S. elections. I am the co-author of Onward Christian Soldiers: The Religious Right in American Politics (2011) and have published articles in peer-reviewed journals. I serve as the adviser to the Maryland Student Legislature and other political clubs on campus.

I teach PSCI 203 Introduction to U.S. Politics, PSCI 324 U.S. Campaigns and Elections, and PSCI 205 Methods of Political Inquiry. I enjoy advising departmental honors projects and independent studies on projects related to political behavior, news media, elections, and U.S. government. 


  • Ph.D., Government, Georgetown University
  • M.A., Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University
  • B.A., Communication, Bethel University

Professional Highlights

Selected Awards

Advisor of the Year Award (2023) Hood College

Susan Dill McConkey Award (2023) Maryland Student Legislature