Dr. Robertson assumed the presidency at Widener University in July 2022. An accomplished leader with impressive experience in strategic planning, workplace practices that support and promote people from under-represented groups, and developing curriculum that prepares students for success in the global workspace, Robertson came to Widener from SUNY Geneseo, where she was provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, and a professor of history.
Prior to that, she served as dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington, and as interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Bradley University. She was also the Oglesby Professor of American Heritage at Bradley, where her career included serving as chair of the History Department and as director of the Women’s Studies program.
A distinguished author of four books, she also co-edited the book series Perspectives on Early America with a London-based publisher, and has co-directed the national nonprofit Historians Against Slavery.