Derrick Robinson

Clinical Professor of Economics

  • PhD, Auburn University, Applied Economics
  • BA, University of North Florida, Economics
  • BS, University of North Florida, Communications-Electronics Media

Derrick Robinson is a Clinical Professor in Economics. His main areas of study are resources/environment, poverty and income distribution, food system access, as well as regional development and policy analysis.

Prior to joining USD, Robinson served as Project Coordinator for a California statewide financial literacy education program at the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Robinson also previously served as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Economics and Geography at the University of North Florida. There, he developed and instructed courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, conservation of natural resources, economic geography and business statistics. Robinson also developed and taught courses in agribusiness, entrepreneurship and agricultural policy analysis at Tuskegee University.

While at Auburn University from 2011 to 2015, he worked on community-based research with local Sea Grant offices as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Collegiate Fellow in marine resource economics. Prior to 2011, he was a project manager for the University of North Florida's Environmental Center where he organized programs for the campus and surrounding regional community.

Selected Publications

  • Zhang, Z., Robinson, D., Luo, Y. (2018) Reducing Food Poverty and Vulnerability among the Rural Elderly with Chronic Diseases: The Role of the New Rural Pension Scheme in China.
  • Robinson, D., Nazmi, A., Martinez, S., Byrd, A., Bianco, S., Maguire, J., Crutchfield, R., Condron, K., Ritc (2018) A Systematic Review of Food Insecurity Among U.S. Students in Higher Education, Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition.
  • Zhang, Z., Robinson, D., Hite, D. (2018) Racial Residential Segregation: Measuring Location Choice Attributes of Environmental Quality and Self-Segregation, Sustainability.
  • Guo, Z., Robinson, D., Hite, D. (2017) Economic Impact of Mississippi and Alabama Gulf Coast Tourism on the Regional Economy, Ocean & Coastal Management.