Joyce Robinson

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


Joyice RobinsonEducation

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

Line of Research

My line of research explores the homeschool-to-public high school transition and its enrollment process. I investigate enrollment protocols and placement decisions to determine their impact on class ranks, course placements, graduation tracks, and racial equities positively addressing student experience and trajectory, graduation rates, and equitable outcomes.

Research and Scholarship


  • Robinson, J. S. (2020, August 10). 7 Tasks to Transition to Homeschool High School. Melanated Gold Magazine.

Presentations & Panels

  • Robinson, J.S. (2021, March). What is Homeschooling? Guest Lecturer for American University School of Education, Washington, D.C.
  • Robinson, J.S. (2020, December). Writing through Social Identity and Awareness. The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
  • Robinson, J.S. (2020, July). How to Homeschool the Children You Love. Jacksonville Homeschool Cooperative, Jacksonville, Florida.


Joyice S. Robinson is a first-year doctoral student seeking to develop a standardized enrollment process for former homeschoolers who transition to public high school. She has served as a classroom and substitute teacher, an educational consultant and coordinator, and an education program manager. She is most successful with seminal and transitional works within the education sector, primarily working with transitional youth aged 14-24. She is effective in leading academic institutions and non-profit organizations with beginning or revamping educational programs and processes to realize goals, improve programming, and provide equitable experiences and outcomes. Currently, she holds an adjunct professorial appointment at American University and works as a graduate assistant (VCU) in pre-employment services for youth transitioning from high school to the workplace at a Northern Virginia high school.

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