Faculty &


Mark A. Robinson, M.S.W.

Director of Field Education, Department of Social Work
Instructor, Department of Social Work

Mark graduated from Syracuse University with a Masters degree in Social Work. He designed, developed, and implemented a successful fatherhood program while working at a community action agency in Syracuse, N.Y., before moving to Toledo, Ohio in 2003.

Mark worked as a School-Based mental Health Clinician for several years. He is also the team captain of a local chapter of All Pro Dad which he implemented at Lincoln Academy for Boys. His passion for fathers shines through as he established R.E.S.T.O.R.E., Inc. in 2006, a faith based non-profit organization for restoring fathers back to the head of the family through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

As a co-founder and community organizer of the Northcoast Fatherhood Collaborative, Mark served as the Assistant Director for the Northcoast Fatherhood Initiative, a community-wide effort to empower fathers to make a difference in the lives of their children. Additionally, he serves on task forces, and committees in the Toledo, Ohio area and is a current Board Member of the Ohio Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families (OPNFF).


  • M.S.W., Syracuse University
  • B.S. in Social Work, Syracuse University

Areas of Expertise

  • Engaging Fathers
  • Community Organizing

Professional Affiliations

  • The Council for Social Work Education
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • North American Association of Christians in Social Work
  • Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society
  • Ohio Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families

Recent Awards or Recognition

  • Faculty Excellence Award Nominee, Lourdes University 2011
  • Proclamation from the Mayor of Toledo, OH

Presentations and Trainings

  • Boys to Men Saving Our Sons (SOS) Conference Presenter, 2012
  • North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) Presenter, 2010, 2012
  • Advance Fatherhood Ohio! Summit, Springfield, Ohio, Presenter, 2010
  • 7th Annual YELL & TELL rally, Presenter, 2010
  • A Renewed Mind, Speaker, 2010
  • All Pro Dad Team Captain at Lincoln Academy for Boys, 2006 – 2008
  • Organized and participated in state-wide Advance Fatherhood Ohio! Summit 2008 – present
  • Mother’s Center of Greater Toledo, speaker, 2009

Service to the Community and the University

  • Founder & Executive Director, R.E.S.T.O.R.E., Inc. Member, Citizen
  • Advisory Committee, Legal Aid of Northwest Ohio
  • Member, Village 50 Board
  • Chair, Fatherhood Collaborative
  • Fatherhood Walk
  • Dads and Kids Camp Out
  • Welcome Host Ministry, Cornerstone Church, Toledo, 2005 – present
  • Prayer Partner Ministry, Cornerstone Church, Toledo, 2008 – present
  • Faculty Recognition and Professional Development Committee
  • Sylvania Franciscan Village Environmental Task Force


Mark Robinson
Mark A. Robinson
Office: ASI 155
Phone: 419-517-8863