Professor Robyn has an unusual schedule in the department. In the fall he teaches (typically American Politics and International Organization and Law) and in the spring he is off campus directing Kent State’s academic/internship program in Washington, DC. Dr. Robyn received KSU’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 2010. He maintains a research focus on public memorializing (especially in the nation’s capital), Thomas Paine and – in international and comparative politics - European national identity. Dr. Robyn has undertaken several studies regarding the latter topic. He also participates in several other academic endeavors, including work as a Reviewer for Prentice Hall Publication, a consultant for Lynne Rienner Publications, a career consultant for the U.S. Peace Corps, and has in the past been the organizer for Kent State's Model United Nations Program. He is a member of the International Studies Association, European Community Studies Association, and the American Political Science Association.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
- The Changing Face of European Identity, London: Routledge Press. 2005.
- “A Multinational Study of Identity in Europe, book chapter in Integrating Cross-National Research on Political Psychology. Berlin: Peter Lang Verlag. 2005.
- “Studying National Identity in Europe”, for a special issue of Politics, Groups and the Individual. 2001.
- "A Methodological Approach to National Identity in Europe." Politique Européenne. 1(1): 84-107. April, 2000.
- "Regional Collective Security in Europe: Past Patterns and Future Prospects." (Co-authored with Steven W. Hook). European Security 8(3):82-100. Autumn, 1999.
Former Director, Washington Program in National Issues (WPNI)