Robert H. “Robin” Dorff is a senior advisor with more than 35 years of experience in higher education and business entrepreneurship. He has held faculty appointments at five universities, led as Chair of the Faculty Senate, and led reaccreditation efforts at all levels (department, college and university).
As Dean of the largest college (Humanities and Social Sciences) at Kennesaw State University he played a vital role in leading faculty, staff and students through large and complex consolidations. Most recently, Robin served as Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs at Plymouth State University responsible for designing and leading implementation strategy for the Integrated Cluster Initiative, a transformative innovation of university curriculum, organization and culture. A student, teacher and practitioner of strategy and strategic leadership, Robin became the first civilian to serve as Chair of a core teaching department (National Security and Strategy) at the US Army War College working with and advising senior military, business, and political leaders from around the world. His positions in higher education include Carnegie-classified Regional Comprehensive, R-2 and R-1 institutions, working closely with public and private colleges and universities, acquiring in-depth experience and knowledge of accreditation processes, policies, commissions (SACSCOC, MSCHE, NECHE), and union and non-union settings, and with designing and implementing complex and difficult institutional and organizational cultural change.
In business Robin has co-founded three companies in real estate development, construction, and investment, working with both US and international investors and partners. He served as Executive Director of a 501(c)(3) preparing future candidates and political leaders from both major and other minor parties for over 6 years, completing a strategic, financial and operational reorganization while engaging with community, state and national leadership to build partnerships and collaborations.
The many organizations and companies for which Robin has consulted, advised, and collaborated include: International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Creative Associates International, Africa Center for Strategic Studies, National Association of Manufacturers, American Standard, Proctor & Gamble, Perot Systems, and US Departments of Defense, State and Homeland Security.
Mr. Dorff earned a BA in Political Science from Colorado College and an MA and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.