jrobb03@hamline.edu
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Jen Robb
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Jen Robb

Assistant Professor - Biology

Contact Info

Jen Robb
jrobb03@hamline.edu
St. Paul Main Campus > Drew Science Center > DSC 301

Biography

Jen Robb received both her B.S. in Exercise Science and her M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She then received her Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Over the years, she has worked with two special populations, police officers and individuals with physical disabilities, to improve lifestyle and performance. Her work with officers began during her master’s research with Force Science Institute, as she aimed to break down officer movements, reactions, and decision making during high-stress, use of force situations. During her time at UIUC, she focused on examining propulsion techniques, training, and recreational physical activity levels in individuals with physical disabilities to help prevent injury and improve psychosocial aspects of life. Here at Hamline, she hopes to continue both of these research tracks, specifically designing inclusive, recreational physical activities for university students with physical disabilities. Her aim is to provide students with opportunities for research experience, to help them gain knowledge and understanding of improving the lives of individuals in these populations.

Teaching Style

Dr. Robb’s teaching style is driven by a family motto for learning: “Be a sponge; absorb as much information as you can because college is your opportunity in life to just learn”. She believes that as students find their passion in kinesiology, absorbing every bit of information becomes effortless. Dr. Robb strongly believes in incorporating examples from current research, sports events, ‘hot topics’, or simply personal experiences that many of the students might have had so they can understand evolving field of kinesiology. In her classes, she also works to provide opportunities for application and connection to challenge students to solve problems and encourage a confidence in material application and discovery. By providing students with the ability to personally connect with the material in each course, she aims to facilitate their ability to grow intellectually, both during their university years and beyond.