Stephen Robinson, Ph.D.

P11Dr. Stephen ‘Steve’ Robinson is a career educator with a global focus. He has served in universities, independent schools, a foreign bilingual school system, and recently participated in a project to reimagine education for American schools. A native of Oklahoma, Steve has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Southern Nazarene University and a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. Post-doctoral studies have included Fulbright Fellowship, U.S. – German International Education Administrators Program, Germany; Wharton-IRHE Executive Education Program for the Knight Collaborative, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Institute for Independent School Leaders, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University; and the Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership.

For the past year Steve Robinson has served as the Canon for Education for the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras. In this missionary assignment he has supported the bishop with the diocesan education programs, with a primary focus on strategic planning, system development, and leadership development within the seven bilingual schools of the diocese.

Over the past three years, Steve participated in the Re-imagining Education project of the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution. This project engaged 28 educational leaders from diverse backgrounds and positions to come together to create a Transformational Vision for Education in the United States. The project was rolled out as Education Reimagined in September 2015 and he continues to serve on its advisory board.

Prior to moving to Honduras, Steve served as the president of the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) from July 2007 to June 2015. In this role he was the CEO of the largest independent school regional accrediting association in the US, serving and accrediting approximately 375 independent schools in 11 states and four countries.

Prior to his service at SAIS, he served as the headmaster of two independent boarding schools; Saddlebrook Preparatory School (FL) and The Orme School of Arizona. Steve’s career as an educator began when he served as the director of student recruitment at Southern Nazarene University. This role was followed by positions as the director of student assessment and the director of graduate student services, Oklahoma State University; associate vice chancellor for enrollment management, University of Nebraska-Kearney; and vice president for student affairs, Carl Albert State College.

Steve earned a bachelor of arts in religion from Bethany Nazarene College, where he competed successfully as an intercollegiate basketball player. He also earned his master of arts in general education from Southern Nazarene University and a doctor of philosophy in applied behavioral studies in education from Oklahoma State University.

Post-doctoral studies have included Fulbright Fellowship, U.S. – German International Education Administrators Program, Germany; Wharton-IRHE Executive Education Program for the Knight Collaborative, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Institute for Independent School Leaders, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University; and the Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership.