Professor Emeritus John P. Robinson passed away on March 24, 2019. Dr. Robinson first joined the Sociology Department at UMD in 1980, and was an active and productive member of our faculty for many years.
Dr. Robinson was a pioneering time-use scholar, an early advocate of the importance of standardizing measurement in the social sciences, and an influential scholar of the mass media. He founded both the Communication Research Center at Cleveland State University (which he directed for 5 years) and the Survey Research Center at the University of Maryland (which he directed for 8 years). He collaborated with nearly one hundred different co-authors on numerous books and articles, which were cited over 25,000 times according to Google Scholar.