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Dr C Justin Robinson promoted to professor at UWI Cave Hill

Sunday, December 01, 2019

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The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has announced the promotion of Dr C Justin Robinson as the newest professor at The UWI Cave Hill Campus.

The appointment took effect October 2, 2019.

UWI explained that professor — the highest academic rank at the institution — is only made after endorsements from external assessors who review the candidates' original works in addition to a rigorous assessment process involving consultation with the dean of the applicants and the faculty assessment committees.

Dr Robinson, whose research areas include corporate finance in developing countries, capital markets and market efficiency in developing countries, and national culture and organisational management received high commendation on the promotion.

One external assessor stated, “It is interesting to note 75 per cent of his refereed journal publications concern the area of developing countries. Less than developed countries continue to strive for greater economic development in order to raise the standard of living of their citizens… Dr Robinson's work will help to reduce this knowledge shortfall.”

Robinson has served at The UWI for 22 years, joining the Cave Hill campus as a lecturer in the Department of Management Studies in 1997. In 2003 he was promoted to deputy dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, serving in that capacity until 2007. Following that, he returned to teaching in management as a senior lecturer and then served as head of the Department of Management for five years.

In 2012, he became dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, a position he currently holds while lecturing at the campus. He has held several other responsibilities at Cave Hill, including campus representative on the University Council and the Board of Undergraduate Studies. He also served as a member of the task force 'Creation of an Entrepreneurial University' in 2016, and a member of the task force for the establishment of a faculty of sports in 2017.

Further, Dr Robinson has been involved in the development of a number of bachelor of science(BSc) and Masters of Science (MSc) programmes, such as the banking and finance programmes and management with concentrations in entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, international business and marketing. He has supervised two successful PhD students and is currently supervising another, as well as three MSc students.

He has written almost 30 journal articles and book chapters, as well as three technical reports on finance in Barbados. He has had several invitations to present at prestigious conferences around the world, as far as Qatar.

Dr Robinson is first vice-president of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society and a financial advisor to the Barbados Co-operative Credit Union League.

“The UWI congratulates Dr C Justin Robinson on his appointment to the rank of professor and extends best wishes in his continued,” the university said. “His service to national, regional, and international public and scholarly bodies is also noteworthy.


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