Jenna Ashley Robinson joined the Pope Center in January 2007. She was previously the E.A. Morris Fellowship Assistant at the John Locke Foundation, where she worked since 2001.
Robinson graduated from N.C. State with a degree in political science and French in May 2003 and has studied at the University of East Anglia School of American Studies in Norwich, England. She received her master's degree in political science in December 2005 and her Ph.D. in political science in 2012, both from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is also a graduate of the Koch Associates Program sponsored by the Charles G. Koch Foundation.
Robinson's work has appeared in Investor's Business Daily, American Thinker, Human Events, Carolina Journal, the Lincoln Tribune, the Hickory Daily Record, the Gaston Gazette, the Mountain Express, and the News & Observer. She has taught introductory courses in American politics at UNC-Chapel Hill and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
(9.28.11) The State of the State (of Higher Education)
RALEIGH — Despite the economic downturn, university funding and spending in North Carolina grew in 2011.
(9.07.11) Study: UNC Teaching Loads Even Lower Than Reported
RALEIGH — As faculty teach fewer courses, more of them are needed to handle the students who are enrolled. Nationally, teaching loads have been falling for more than two decades.
(5.03.11) Core Curriculum A Mixed Bag for North Carolina Schools
RALEIGH — For a U.S. history or politics course to be counted, the course must have “enough breadth to give a broad sweep of American history and institutions. Narrow, niche courses do not count for the requirement, nor do courses that only focus on a particular state or region.”
(2.09.11) Remediation at UNC: A Mysterious Problem
RALEIGH — Based on the system’s reporting of enrollment and program expenditures, per-student costs vary substantially by school — from $75.29 at UNC-Charlotte to $1,200 at UNC-Chapel Hill.
(12.08.10) Facts and Figures Expose Higher Ed Shortcomings
RALEIGH — A quick review of the facts reveals that American universities often deliver content that is easy, biased, or of questionable value — at great expense to students, parents, and taxpayers.
(12.29.09) How UNC Spends Its Money: A Lot More Than Instruction
RALEIGH — When it comes to reform, sunshine is the best disinfectant. In the coming months, the Pope Center will be exploring finances of the UNC system in order to better understand whether the system is properly acting as a fiduciary of taxpayer money.
(9.03.09) Smoking Out a Dog of a Policy Proposal
Banning dogs at restaurants is a logical extension of bans on smoking.
(8.28.09) Smoking Out A Dog of a Policy Proposal
Once you’ve accepted government meddling with decisions that belong in private hands, you shouldn’t be surprised by the bad ideas that emerge.
(6.27.08) A Different Kind of Environmentalist
Some people believe big government is incompatible with their desire to live in harmony with the earth.
(2.29.08) In Defense of the Electoral College
The United States would sacrifice a key component of its federal election system if it rejected the current method for choosing the president.