Longtime Smith Professor Recognized
for Teaching and Scholarship
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Donald
Robinson, Charles N. Clark Professor of Government and American
Studies, was recently awarded Smith College's Honored Professor
Award, bestowed annually to a Smith faculty member for long
and distinguished service to the college.
Robinson, who joined
the Smith College faculty in 1966, was presented the award
by President Carol T. Christ at the college's May 16 commencement
ceremony. Upon presenting him with the award, Christ noted
several highlights from Robinson's career, including his
founding of the Smith Internship Program in Washington; his
collaboration on Project '87, an interdisciplinary study
of the U.S. Constitution; and his broad international scholarly
work, including his study of the development of the Japanese
constitution which resulted in his co-authorship of the award-winning
book "Partners for Democracy: Crafting
the New Japanese State Under MacArthur."
past 38 years, Don Robinson has distinguished himself as
a teacher and a scholar. He is a cherished mentor among faculty,
an inspiration to his students, loyal to the college. ...
He has made an indelible imprint at Smith and on all who
are fortunate enough to come into contact with him."
who will be retiring from Smith at the end of June, is
currently working on a book about town-meeting democracy
in New England. He writes from experience, having served
for nine years as an elected member of the three-person select
board for the town of Ashfield, Mass.
Office of College
Northampton, Massachusetts 01063
T (413) 585-2190
F (413) 585-2174
in the News