Cynthia Robinson has been an educator for 18 years. She earned her M.A. in English Education from New York University and her B.A. in English from Syracuse University. She has also studied at Trinity College, Oxford University in Oxford, England. Before joining the Westchester Community College English faculty she was
a secondary school teacher, having taught English at Trevor Day School and Prep for Prep in New York City, and later at Nyack High School in Nyack, NY.
In addition to her academic service, Professor Robinson is an accomplished playwright and producer. In August 2008 her play Ascension, (Independent Reviewers of New England, Best New Play nomination/Tribeca All Access Open Stage Award), was produced at The Cherry Lane Theater in the 2008 New York International
Fringe Festival. Other plays include Love Psalm, Mother to Son, Family Portrait, Leading Lady: Coretta Scott King, The Panacea (First Annual Thomas Barbour Memorial Playwright’s Award, finalist), Walk with a Haunted Heart, and Thunder: A Musical Memoir (2007 New York International Fringe Festival). Her
work has been presented at The Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The Bleeker Street Theater, The Muddy Cup Café, and the Tribeca Theater Festival. She is Co-founder and Artistic Director of Robinson Williams Productions, a theater production company.