Robin Smith Mathis earned her Ph.D. in Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University. Before moving to Atlanta, she was the business communication coordinator at the McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University. Dr. Mathis has accepted a position with Mercer University as Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership. She specializes in motivation, leadership, train the trainer, assessment, performance appraising, and conflict management.
In addition, She has published work on leadership in Advances in Developing Human Resources. She has written a book chapter in Tales from the Field of Qualitative Communication Consulting: Teaching/Business Strategies for Educators and Practitioners that is expected to be published in 2016. Currently, she researches in the areas of work/famiily conflict, narrative analysis "Dirty Work," emotional process of mergers and acquisitions, and empowering women.
- Mathis, R. S. (in press). Water Cooler Talk: Qualitative Consultants Give a Voice to Making a Living in Tales from the Field of Qualitative Communication Consulting: Teaching/Business Strategies for Educators and Practitioners
- Mathis, R. S. (2007) Leadership in relationships: An analysis of Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood through leadership theory. Advances in Developing Human Resources.
- Perception and stereotyping activity; Adapting to cultures and subculture activity; and Enhancing group and team performance activity. in Ideas for Teaching the Basic Communication Course (2004) Kendall/Hunt
- McCoy College of Business Administration, Dean Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching (2012)