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Dr. Kimberly Howard Robinson

Forum for Youth Investment & Weikart Center
Executive Vice President
Kimberly Howard Robinson is an executive vice president of the Forum for Youth Investment and managing director of the Forum’s David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. She leads the Forum’s efforts to strengthen adult practice through the development and support of continuous improvement systems that focus on organizational and staff practices that support positive youth development.
The use of research evidence use and continuous improvement approaches to support children and families is theme that throughout Dr. Robinson’s career, which has spanned academia, public education, philanthropy and nonprofit sectors. Over the last decade, she has led applied research and related improvement efforts at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Baltimore City Public Schools, and the New York City Department of Education. She has also taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in psychology, child and lifespan development, children in poverty, and research methods. Kim earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana, and a master’s degree and a Ph.D., both in developmental psychology, from the University of Notre Dame.