The University of South Florida has named Helene Robinson, an instructor in its College of Education, as director of its Incredi-Bull Critical Thinking certificate program (IBCT) at the Sarasota-Manatee campus. Now in its fifth year, the IBCT program is an interdisciplinary initiative focused on enhancing problem-solving skills to drive creativity and innovation. The program includes more than 40 IBCT-certified courses taught by nearly two dozen faculty from the Sarasota-Manatee campus, offering courses to students as well as businesses and nonprofit organizations to develop critical-thinking skills.
Robinson currently serves as curriculum coordinator of the campus’ arts integration program in the College of Education and teaches courses on instruction for exceptional and diverse students and critical and creative thinking using arts integration. She replaces IBCT's previous director, Michael Gillespie, an associate professor of psychology, who will remain as a program advisor. Robinson joined the Sarasota-Manatee faculty in 2013 as an assistant professor. In addition to serving in the College of Education, she is an affiliate faculty member in the department of women and gender studies.