I have been teaching Environmental Sustainability at Southern Methodist University in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program since 2011.

Energy & Economy: The Sustainability Factor

Environmental Sustainability: Current Issues in Energy, Politics & Economic Development

Culture & Environment: Humans in the Natural World

Sustainable Cities – the author compiled studies by fellow students on cities with sustainable urban planning from around the world, including her own study of Chicago

Tiny Houses – the author, a set designer, designed and built 3-D models of tiny houses

Sustainable Entrepreneurship – the author studied green business models for start-ups in water conservation & composting in Denton, TX

The Lean Living Project – the author organized her family of five and achieved 30% monthly reductions in water, food, energy and waste.

A History of Containers –the author reviewed container design & use since early times

Environmental Education Before & After Gentrification – the author conducted ethnographic studies in neighborhoods in Houston, Austin & Dallas, to assess environmental education to maintain community and divert gentrification

Energy Independence & the Developing World (current student’s PhD Thesis project)- the candidate is studying how developing countries can achieve independence through resource efficiency and renewable energy strategies: Case Study- Kenya


Since 2011 I have given presentations on Energy, Sustainability, Waste Reduction and Green Building at a variety of conferences and organizations. Please contact me if you would like me to speak to your group.

  • The Association of Energy Engineers
  • The Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization The American
  • Solar Energy Society
  • The University of Texas at Arlington
  • United States Green Building Council
  • Dallas County Community College District
  • North Texas Renewable Energy Group
  • Sachse High School
  • Perkins + Will Architecture
  • Dallas Institute of Humanities & Culture
  • KERA – Public Television
  • The University of North Texas
  • EarthX


Writing and publishing have been an integral part of my career for many years.


(AEE Books/Fairmont Press – Taylor & Francis, 2014), A. Robinson, Author & Editor.


National Passive Solar Conference- San Jose, 1994: “A Testing Procedure for Conducting On-Site Evaluations of the Relative Solar Heat Gain Through Glazing Materials & Shading Attachments”, Griffith, Robinson & Montgomery.

TechConnect World, Boston, 2011: “A Multivariate Analysis of Green Building Options,” Chen, Robinson & Kung.

International Symposium on Sustainable Systems & Technology-Chicago, 2011: “Multivariate Analysis for a Green Building Decision Framework”, Chen, Robinson & Kung.

International Conference of the Institute for Operations Research & Management Science – Charlotte, NC, 2011: “Multivariate Analysis for a Green Building Decision Framework”, Chen, Robinson & Kung.

World Energy Engineering Conference- Atlanta, 2012: “A Study of Multivariate Modeling for a Multi-Stage Multiple-Option (MSMO) Decision-Making Framework for Green Building”, Chen, Ferreira, Robinson & Kung.

TechConnect World – Santa Clara, CA, 2013, “(MSMO) Optimization, Systems Engineering and High-Performance Sustainable Building”, Chen, Robinson & Ferreira.

Dallas, 2014, “The Dirt on Regulating Industrial Chemicals in the Building Industry”, Robinson.

National Solar Conference – Minneapolis, 2019:

“The Power of Small Numbers”, Robinson.

World Energy Engineering Congress – Washington, DC 2019: (Scheduled) – “The Power of Small Numbers”, Robinson.

Other Publications

Letter to the Editor: “Why Hunt Oil, a Private Company, Should not own ONCOR, the largest Electric Utility in the State of Texas”, Robinson, 2016

Letter to the Editor: “Why the Texas State Government Should Not Pass Legislation Overturning a Municipal Ban on Plastic Bags.”, Robinson, 2016

“Environmental Sustainability & Public Policy: Reflections on the South by Southwest Eco Festival in Austin, TX”, Robinson, 2014

“What is Green?”, Harkness, Robinson & Woodruff, 2009