About Robert Corbin
Robert Corbin is serving as Director of Global STEM Initiatives for Discovery Education, which is a division of Discovery Communications. He previously served as Vice President of Learning Experiences at the Discovery Place Science Center in Charlotte, NC. He is a long-time Duke TIP eStudies instructor and has taught a variety of technology and science courses in public high school, middle school, and university settings for about 25 years. He is a North Carolina Science Leadership Fellow, North Carolina LASER (Leadership Assistance for Science Education Reform) faculty member, NSRC (National Science Resource Center) faculty member, a founding member of the Bank of America Teaching Fellows and Affiliates program and science facilitator for the National Board Teacher Support Program for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. He currently serves as associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and adjunct professor at Wingate University. He is an Arts and Science Council Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Christa McAuliffe Fellow, North Carolina Science Leadership Fellow, Duke University Sawyer Fellow, Time Warner Cable All Star Teacher, Ben Craig Award recipient, Omnicron Psi Outstanding Science Teacher, Whitehead Educator of Distinction, and NAGT Outstanding Earth Science Teacher of the Southeastern United States. Robert has written and received grants and awards from a variety of foundations, has written curriculum for Al Gore's film Inconvenient Truth, Michael Pollan's film Botany of Desire, the Weather Channel, Environmental Literacy Council, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and Duke TIP. He has a B.S. in Environmental Science from Michigan State University and an I.M.A. in Natural Science Education from the University of South Carolina and a Ph. D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with an emphasis in Science Urban Education.