December 11, 2019

Dr C Justin Robinson promoted to Professor at The UWI Cave Hill Campus

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he UWI Regional Headquarters, . Wednesday, November 27, 2019—The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr C. Justin Robinson as the newest Professor at The UWI Cave Hill Campus.

Dr Robinson, whose research areas include Corporate Finance in Developing Countries; Capital Markets and Market Efficiency in Developing Countries; and National Culture and Organisational Management received high commendation for his promotion. Promotion to Professor—the highest academic rank at the institution—is only made after endorsements from external assessors who review the candidates’ original works in addition to a rigorous assessment process involving consultation with the Dean of the applicants and the Faculty Assessment Committees. The careful scrutiny and subsequent promotion of these individuals signify The UWI’s continued advancement of knowledge through excellence in teaching, research, innovation, intellectual leadership, and outreach.

One external assessor stated, “It is interesting to note 75% of his refereed journal publications concern the area of developing countries. Less than developed countries continue to strive for greater economic development in order to raise the standard of living of their citizens … Dr Robinson’s work will help to reduce this knowledge shortfall.”

Dr Robinson has served at The UWI for 22 years, joining the Cave Hill Campus as a Lecturer in the Department of Management Studies in 1997. In 2003 he was promoted to Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, serving in that capacity until 2007. Following that stint, he returned to teaching in Management as Senior Lecturer and then served as Head of the Department of Management for five years. In 2012, he became Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, a position he currently holds alongside lecturing at the campus. In addition, he has held several other responsibilities at Cave Hill, including campus representative on the University Council and the Board of Undergraduate Studies. He also served as a member of the task force, ‘Creation of an Entrepreneurial University’ in 2016, and a member of the task force for the establishment of a Faculty of Sports in 2017.

Further, Dr Robinson has been involved in the development of a number of BSc and MSc programmes, such as the BSc and MSc Banking and Finance programmes and the BSc Management with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business and Marketing. He has supervised two successful PhD students and is currently supervising another PhD candidate and three MSc students.

Dr Robinson has an impressive publications output and has written almost 30 journal articles and book chapters as well as three technical reports on Finance in Barbados. He has had several invitations to present at prestigious conferences around the world, as far as Qatar. His service to national, regional, and international public and scholarly bodies is also noteworthy, such as his post as First Vice President of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society and Financial Advisor to the Barbados Co-operative Credit Union League.

The UWI congratulates Dr C. Justin Robinson on his appointment to the rank of Professor—which took effect from October 2, 2019—and extends best wishes in his continued career.

About The UWI

For over 70 years The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has provided service and leadership to the Caribbean region and wider world. The UWI has evolved from a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948 to an internationally respected, regional university with near 50,000 students and five campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, Five Islands in Antigua and Barbuda and an Open Campus. As part of its robust globalization agenda, The UWI has established partnering centres with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, and Africa including the State University of New York (SUNY)-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development; the Canada-Caribbean Studies Institute with Brock University; the Strategic Alliance for Hemispheric Development with Universidad de los Andes (UNIANDES); the UWI-China Institute of Information Technology, the University of Lagos (UNILAG)-UWI Institute of African and Diaspora Studies and the Institute for Global African Affairs with the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and Sport. 

As the region’s premier research academy, The UWI’s foremost objective is driving the growth and development of the regional economy. The world’s most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education, has ranked The UWI among the top 600 universities in the world for 2019 and 2020, and the 40 best universities in Latin America and the Caribbean for 2018 and 2019. The UWI has been the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists. For more, visit www.uwi.edu.

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