Now teaching in her second year at the University of North Georgia, Dr. Robin Sexton enjoys helping business students learn valuable communication skills.
“I enjoy teaching college students a lot,” Sexton said. “They have the whole world in front of them.”
As a graduate of the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Marketing, she became a bank manager at the age of 21. Sexton found out through her career at AmSouth Bank, and participating in training programs, that she enjoyed teaching adults.
Knowing she wanted to teach at a higher level, Sexton went on to get her Master of Technical and Professional Communication degree from Auburn University. She taught various English and writing courses in their Department of English for ten years.
While at Auburn, she earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from the University to further propel her career in academia. Her dissertation was entitled Neoliberal Rhetoric in Higher Education.
“I decided I wanted to make it more of a long-term career,” Sexton said.
Sexton thought she may want to work for a business school teaching communication courses. While searching online, she found the opening at the University of North Georgia (UNG) and decided to apply.
Coming from a business background with experience in banking has proven to be beneficial for her when teaching business students because she “knows the business perspective,” Sexton said.
She recently started a faculty writing group at UNG and has served on the Strategic Planning Committee, Mentor Committee and Student Awards Committee.
As for the future, she hopes to stay at the University of North Georgia, as she enjoys the region, her students and her colleagues. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, visiting antique stores and traveling.
“My favorite thing about UNG is the students, and that’s the truth,” Sexton said. “They are down to earth, hard-working and don’t expect you to hand them things.”