Robin Smith Mathis earned her Ph.D. in Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University. Before moving to the metro Atlanta area, she was the business communication coordinator at the McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University. Dr. Mathis is currently teaching communication, leadership, and various management courses at Mercer University's Stetson School of Business and Georgia State University in Robinson's School of Business. 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 and in Handbook of Communication Training. Her training and workshop experience includes, organizational communication, conflict resolution, performance appraisals, leadership, and bridging generational differences in the workplace. Audiences have included, healthcare, IT, military, and financial services. Please check out her blog at mathismessaging.com in 2019!
- The F-word changes a circular message: Linking a profession’s history to communication training’s unique organizational role. Handbook of Communication Training (2018).
- Water Cooler Talk: Qualitative Consultants Give a Voice to Making a Living in Engstrom, C., & Frye, J. Eds. (2016). Qualitative communication consulting: Stories and lessons from the field. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.
- 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)