William Robertson

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William H. Robertson
Professor, Teacher Education
Dean, The College of Health Sciences

Dr. William H. Robertson is currently serving as the Interim Dean in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Robertson has served the University in administrative roles including Interim Dean and Associate Dean of the College of Education; Associate Provost; co-Chair of the Teacher Education Department; and Director of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Division. He is a Professor in the Teacher Education Department in the College of Education at The University of Texas at El Paso. He also served as the Interim Dean of the College of Education at UTEP, assuming the post on July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.Dr. William H. Robertson is a Professor in the Teacher Education Department in the College of Education at The University of Texas at El Paso. His academic areas of expertise are in science education, curriculum development and technology integration in the K-12 levels. Additionally, he has produced scholarly materials and creative works that attempt to reach and to involve the marginalized student, in order to positively impact students' self-perception and their social and educational mobility.He is the author of Action Science: Relevant Teaching and Active Learning. Additionally, he develops, researches and teaches materials related to problem-based learning and action science. Dr. Robertson was a recipient of the 2009 University of Texas Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award for Tenure-Track Faculty and in 2008, Dr. Robertson was selected as a Fulbright US Scholar and worked in Santiago, Chile at the Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencia de la Educación (UMCE) in the department of Physics.A long time participant and performer in skateboarding with over 40 years in the sport, Dr. Robertson has developed Dr. Skateboard’s Action Science (http://www.drskateboard.com), which addresses physical science concepts for middle school students utilizing skateboarding and bicycle motocross (BMX). Prior to coming to UTEP, Dr. Robertson was an employee at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Dr. Robertson completed his Ph.D. in Multicultural Teacher and Childhood Education with an emphasis in science and technology at the University of New Mexico in 2000.


  1. Action
  2. Science
  3. Education
  4. Curriculum
  5. Development
  6. Technology
  7. Integration
  8. Problem-based
  9. Learning
  10. Constructivism
  11. Physics
  12. STEM
  13. STEAM
  14. Real-world
  15. Video
  16. Edutainment
  17. Instruction
  18. Teaching