Experts Guide

Name: Diana Robinson
Title: Assistant Director Governmental Studies
Department: Workforce Development
Office Phone: (815)753.0955
E-mail: drobinson@niu.edu
Expertise: Diana L. Robinson is the Assistant Director with the Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University. Her work focuses on effective practice, program evaluation, applied research and policy studies in workforce development, adult education and workplace literacy, work-based learning, and P-16 initiatives. Diana’s projects include the design and implementation of a state-level electronic workforce development knowledge portal, evaluation of a federal initiative to increase curricular rigor at the high school level, an economic impact analysis of Illinois’ community colleges, identifying workforce quality benchmarks for a western Illinois Workforce Investment Board, and providing skills gap and related analysis for the State of Working Illinois report. Diana was a co-principal investigator for the Critical Skills Shortage Initiative projects in the Northwest Illinois and Northern Stateline Economic Development Regions funded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. She also conducted a review of work-based learning research for the U.S. Department of Education.
Topics: Education
Last Updated: 6/25/2012