Helen J. Robbins

Teaching Professor

Teaching and Learning

Office: ZEB 257B

Phone: 305-348-2777

Email: hrobbins@fiu.edu

Specialty: Literacy Education

I was born and raised in small town in New Jersey where I resided with my parents, a sister and brother. My goal in life was always to be a teacher; I graduated from New Jersey State College in 1968 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I moved to Miami, Florida following my college graduation, and was hired as a Kindergarten teacher for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. I remained with the public school system and taught many levels of elementary students; mostly students who were struggling readers. I returned to college in 1997 and obtained my master's degree in Reading. I left the public school system in 2002 to seek a higher academic goal, my doctorate, and aspired to teach college students. I have been teaching undergraduate reading education courses at Florida International University.


  • EdD (2008) Florida International University, Curriculum and Instruction
  • MEd (1999) Florida International University, Reading Education
  • BA (1968) New Jersey State College, Early Childhood Education