Faculty Profile

Mary Robin Whitney

Building: Morton
Room: 318
Fax: 201.216.3334 x.1
Email: [email protected]
School:  College of Arts & Letters
Department:  CAL 103 / The Freshman Experience

ABD, French Studies (1985), New York University/Institute of French Studies, New York, NY and Paris, France

MA, French Studies (1982), New York University/Institute of French Studies, New York, NY

BA, French, Economics, Women’s Studies (1979), Rutgers University/Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ                               


Longitudinal study of Freshman writing skills development

Digital and online pedagogy

Research writing in first-year composition courses 

General Information

After exciting careers in international tourism and the wine industry, my professional direction took the course of education and entrepreneurship.  Now, as a teacher of freshman writing and communications since before the date when some of my current students were born, I happily embrace emerging technologies and champion digital learning, and find it exhilarating to work with students in this environment.  Thanks to my small marketing consultancy endeavor and prior practice in the field, I bring real-world, hands-on business, writing and communications experience to the classroom.  It is my distinct honor to guide my students in the discovery of their voice as they begin their journey at Stevens. 

Institutional Service

2007-present:  Freshman Writing and Communications in the College of Arts & Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology, since 2011 with the Freshman Experience

Graduate Practicum – Oral and Written Communications in the Howe School of Technology Management

2000-2011:   Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the Newman School of Business/Baruch College/CUNY

1995-2007:  English Composition at John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY

Professional Service

President, ROBIN WHITNEY INK, Marketing Consultancy

Honors & Awards

Fellow, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Fellowship to the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France via the NYU Institute of French Studies, 1982-83;

French Ministry of Education appointment to Lycee La Bruyere (magnet school for languages and l'Ecole Normale Superieure preparation), Versailles, France, 1980-81

Professional Societies

NEA/National Education Association

CEA/College English Association

AAEEBL/Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning

  • HUM 104 Freshman Writing and Communications II
  • MIS 758 Practicum - Oral and Written Communication Comptency
  • HUM 103 Freshmen Writing & Communication I
  • CAL 103 Writing And Communications Colloquium