Carolyn-Robinson-headshot-01172020Carolyn W. Robinson

Associate Professor

Horticulture Department


Ph.D. SocioHorticulture, Texas A&M University
M.S. Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida
B.S. Fruit and Vegetable Production, Auburn University

professional Experience

Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University
Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University
Assistant Professor, Department of Agriculture, Sam Houston State University

selected honors and reward

Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, 2012
Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, 2009

professional affiliations

American Society for Horticultural Science
Southern Region ASHS
American Public Gardens Association
North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
Dr. Robinson’s research focuses on the benefits of plants to people. Previous projects include the impacts of botanical garden field trips to elementary school children, the impacts of a school garden on attendance and school pride, as well as science achievement of middle school children participating in botanical garden education programs. Current projects include a rain garden interpretation study, high school education programs in horticulture, and community garden impacts on food accessibility.


HORT 2250 The Art of Floral Design
HORT 3000 Growth and Development of Horticultural Plants
HORT 4270 Intermediate Landscape Design
HORT 4300 Computer Aided Planting Design
HORT 5240/6240 Public Gardens Management
HORT 7950 Graduate Seminar
  • Chaloupka, K., C. Robinson, D. Eakes, P. Patterson, J. Williams, and A. Martin. 2018. Recommendations for Recruiting Tomorrow’s Horticulture Students. NACTA J. 62(2):130-134.
  • C.J. Paul, C.W. Robinson, J.R. Kessler, D.E. Wells, J.L. Sibley, H.A. Torbert, and D.B Watts. 2018. Evaluation of flue-gas desulfurization gypsum in poultry litter as a substrate component for greenhouse horticultural crops. Agricultural Research & Technology 13(3):555886.
  • Robinson, Carolyn W. 2016. Children in Nature. In T.M. Waliczek and J.M. Zajicek (eds.), Urban Horticulture. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp. 19-59.