- John W. Ryan Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Programs and Studies (1998)
Robinson became the international programs coordinator in only her second year at IUSB, creating a new International Studies Certificate and a Latin American area studies minor. She has also increased the opportunities for American and international students to meet and share ideas through classroom visits, panel discussions and social and cultural events. She has also brought international scholars to campus, including Artak Grigorjan, a Russian theater and television director. Promoter of the Fulbright Scholar Program on campus, Robinson holds annual workshops to help applicants succeed. She created the "International Programs Newsletter" and led by example in her writing about foreign authors and lecturing overseas. She has served as a fellow at St. Edmund's House in Cambridge.