Community-university partnerships, program development and evaluation, qualitative research, grant writing
Research InterestsCommunity engagement and higher ed, community-based participatory research and evaluation
Ed.D.- Higher Education Administration – University of Massachusetts Boston
M.A. - Community Social Psychology, Certificate in Regional Economic and Social Development - University of Massachusetts Lowell
Robin Toof, Ed.D., Co-Director of the Center for Community Research & Engagement (CCRE) and Director of the Service-Learning and Community Co-Ops office at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, has a doctorate in Higher Education Administration and a masters in Community Social Psychology. She has worked in the field of research and evaluation, community partnerships, program management and facilitation for 20 years. Agencies and/or projects that she has been involved in include: Lowell Police Department’s Shannon funded Community Safety Initiative; CDC-funded Cambodian Community Health 2010 health disparities reduction program; four Center for Substance Abuse Prevention projects located in Lowell, Worcester and Lawrence; Lowell Police Department’s Weed and Seed and Problem Solving grants; Lowell School Department’s health curriculum; Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and Lowell Housing Authority’s partnership to improve services to elders and disable residents; and Family Service, Inc’s HIV/AIDS prevention, Marriage Enrichment and AMIGOS mentoring programs. She also has facilitated numerous team building, training and strategic planning workshops for corporate, non-profit, college and youth work teams and has taught graduate courses in grant writing and working with groups.