Joyce Robinson

Ph.D. Student, School of Education
Projected Completion: May 2026
Graduate Assistant in the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Program Area: Educational Leadership, Policy and Justice

EducationJoyice Robinson Myers

  • Ph.D. in Education - Educational Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University (expected May 2026)
  • M.A. in Education, Secondary English, Piedmont College (December 2016)
  • B.A. in Psychology, Warner University (May 2007)

Line of Research

My research connects the links between education, economics, and marital availability of Black boys and men and examines that impact on Black women and children. I explore education achievement gaps as debts owed to Black male students to improve their economic arm and increase their likelihood of Black marriage, family, and wealth–positively addressing personal and financial well-being, marital stability and satisfaction, and future outcomes of children. I also study the dating and relationship experiences and decisions of Black women with Black men. My research aims to discover restorative and interventions Black men and their (future) families and promote positive gender relation among Black women and men.

Research and Scholarship

Peer-Reviewed Publications, Under Review

  • Deeken, G., LoCasale-Crouch, J., Robinson Myers, J. (under review).  Examining the Intergenerational Impact of Systemic Racism on African American Maternal and Child. Manuscript submitted for publication.


  • Robinson, J. (2024, February). Pursuit of Prosperity: Exploring the Educational, Economic, and Marital Disadvantages of Black Men. American Association of Colleges for Teachers Education (AACTE) Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  • Robinson, J. (2023, February). A Bridge Between Transitioning Homeschools and Public High School Leaders. American Association of Colleges for Teachers Education (AACTE) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana. 
  • Robinson, J. (2020, December). Writing through Social Identity and Awareness. Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), University of Southern California. Virtual.

Presentations, Submitted

  • NeSmith, T., Zhang, Y., Robinson Myers, J., Wallace, M., LoCasale-Crouch, J., (2024, May). Understanding Student Parents' Perceptions of University Supported Childcare. Submitted to Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 32nd Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Robinson Myers, J., (2024, May). Anti-Racist Restoration: Exploring Educational, Economic, and Marital Debts Owed to Black Boys and Black Men. Submitted to the Society for Research in Child Development Conference, Panama City, Panama.
  • Robinson Myers, J., (2024, May). Lessons Learned on How Black Women Describe their Dating Experiences and Decisions. Submitted to the The Love Consortium Conference, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


Joyice Robinson Myers is a second-year doctoral student studying educational psychology with an emphasis on relationship formation and development. As a student relationship researcher, I also investigate unbalanced gender ratios, economic standing, and the desire-power imbalance between Black men and love. I seek to provide relationship education curriculum and content that centers Black Love Culture, and the unique ways in which Black Americans approach romantic and familial relationships. Upon graduating, I plan to serve as both practitioner and researcher at a research university or major thinktank.

What does the Holmes Scholars program mean to you?

The Holmes Scholar Program means community and support with a like-minded group who “gets it.” The Program provides me with access, tools, and knowledge to better navigate my world as a Black doctoral student and what it means to be a professional member of the Academy.

Curriculum Vitae