Robin Throne



Robin Throne

Adjunct Faculty

Saybrook University
Email [email protected]

Dr. Robin Throne has found accessibility advocacy and learning assessment to be her two driving passions over a two-decade career in higher education teaching and leadership. She is the author of Practitioner Research in Doctoral Education (2012, Kendall Hunt) and the forthcoming Autoethnography and Heuristic Inquiry for Doctoral-Level Researchers: Emerging Research and Opportunities (May 2019, IGI Global), and serves on the editorial review board for the International Journal of Doctoral Studies.

Recent research publications & presentations:

Throne, R. (2018c). The letter: Fidelity in researcher positionality to exhume dispossessed voices for Leavy's concept of coherence in feminist narrative research. Gender and Women's Studies, 2(1). Retrieved from

Throne, R. (2018b). Voice as persona: Disinterring dispossessed women's voices from a Sac & Fox Nation relocation and Gullah Sea island Lowcountry heirs' property. Paper presented at 21st Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference, Las Vegas.

Throne, R. (2018a). Hermeneutic archival research & artistic license: Exhuming dispossessed Sauk voices through creative non-fiction. 14th Annual International Congress of Qualitative InquiryLinks to an external site., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Rigler, K., Bowlin, L., Sweat, K., Watts, S., & Throne, R. (2017). Agency, socialization, and support: A critical review of doctoral student attrition. Orlando, FL: 3rd International Conference on Doctoral Education. Retrieved from

Throne, R. (2016). Past as Prologue: Sea Island Cotton as heuristic metaphor for the Port Royal Experiment. SAGE Open, 6(3). doi:10.1177/2158244016662105

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Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Case Study
Grounded Theory
Research Design/Methodology Heuristic Research
Mixed Methods Research
Narrative Inquiry
Qualitative Inquiry
Quantitative Inquiry
Survey Research