Dr. Robin Rosenthal

Dr. Rosenthal, Columbia College’s Provost, has a bachelor's in psychology from Barnard College, two master's degrees: one in Community Counseling from Georgia State, as well as an M.B.A. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Georgia. She has taught in higher education since 2001, at both 2-year and 4-year institutions.

Because of her varied educational background, she has taught courses in both psychology and business, and was the director of a master’s degree program training clinical mental health counselors and school counselors. Most recently, she offered courses in undergraduate psychology, including the introduction of a course on the science of creativity, and a graduate ethics course in Organizational Change and Leadership.

In addition to her regular teaching responsibilities, Dr. Rosenthal has been an annual grant reviewer for the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services since 2001, and provided management consultation in executive coaching. Her dissertation focused on ethnic differences in caregiving, and she specializes in health psychology and diversity and inclusion. Following teaching participation in a study tour of Poland, she wrote an article for a special section on The Holocaust published in The State newspaper, and was interviewed by The State newspaper about what we can do to resist becoming numb to violence.

In 2017, she presented at the Columbia Museum of Art on the psychology of creativity. Before entering academia, she worked for The New York Times, as well as for the Rosalyn Carter Institute in Americus, GA, the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.