Robin Johnson

Robin Johnson

Academic Counselor

Education: Ph.D. candidate, Simmons College (Clinical Social Work); M.S.W, Boston College (Clinical Social Work); B.S.W., Clark-Atlanta University (Social Work)

BSC Activities and Interests: My BSC activities include academic counseling, consulting, teaching the Reading Course, and academic advising. I am the BSC liaison to Kirkland House and Oak Yard.

I am interested in students’ academic journeys and helping them to create experiences that are personally meaningful and transformative. Along these lines, I enjoy conversations with students in which they explore meaning and purpose in their studies; discover their individual interests and passions; and find inspiration and motivation to cultivate meaningful dreams, ideas and goals for themselves. Other topic areas of interest include: adjustment to college and graduate school; working through academic setbacks, challenges and difficulties; navigating interpersonal issues with peers, colleagues and professors; and helping students to find and assert their individual voice in class discussions and their own writing.  I also welcome conversations about diversity and consideration of how various aspects of one’s identity helps to shape and inform one’s academic experiences.  I have a strong interest in working with and supporting women in academia, and first-generation and minority students.

Outside the BSC:  I hold adjunct teaching positions at Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work and Cambridge College School of Psychology and Counseling. I am a licensed Independent Social Worker (LICSW).

Personal: I was born and raised in New Orleans, LA.  I enjoy jogging, writing and relaxing to jazz and classical music.