Dr. Robin Naughton is a digital consultant, user experience researcher and educational technologist with more than 15 years in the educational technology field, designing, developing and managing interactive educational products at all phases of the software development life cycle (SDLC) and across multiple platforms (web, mobile, tablet, interactive whiteboard, etc.).    As a user-centered researcher, Dr. Naughton is passionate about the role of research in the design and development of digital products and has managed the successful launch of multiple products.  Dr. Naughton holds a PhD in Information Science from Drexel’s College of Computing and Informatics and MA in English Literature from Brooklyn College, CUNY.


  • 2015: Appreciation Awards – ASIS&T
    • New Jersey Chapter: Certificate of Appreciation for 2015 Webmaster
    • SIG Information Needs, Seeking & Use:Certificate of Appreciation for 2015 Webmaster
  • 2013: Appreciation Awards – SLA Philadelphia Chapter
    • Service Migrating the Chapter’s Website to WordPress
    • Service on the Hospitality Website Team – 2011 SLA Annual Conference
  • 2012: Phoebe W. Haas Endowed Fellowship for Women Doctoral Students (iSchool, Drexel University) – The Haas Fellowship (~$6000) is based on academic merit and financial need.
  • 2011: The Beverly  M. Knower Award (Special Libraries Association – Philadelphia Chapter) – The award covered conference registration to attend the Annual SLA Conference in Philadelphia.
  • 2010: Computer-Human Interaction Mentoring Workshop (CHIMe) Scholarship – The CHIMe Scholarship (~$1200) covered travel and accommodations for CHIMe workshop, and registration at the CHI 2010 Conference in Atlanta, GA.
  • 2008 – 2011: Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Fellowship  (Institute of Museum & Library Services) – The IMLS Fellowship covers tuition, living expenses in the form of a stipend and research-related conference travel while pursuing a PhD in Information Studies at Drexel University College of Information Science and Technology.
  • 2000: New York State Senate Achievement Award – Outstanding Culture
  • 1999: PSC CUNY Travel Award – Brooklyn College
  • 1997: Golden Key National Honor Society – Brooklyn College
  • 1996: The Myrtle Saxe Jacobson Award (Expository Prose) – Brooklyn College
  • 1995: Certificate of Recognition  – Executive Internship Program – City-As-School Board of Education of the City of New York
  • 1995: Certificate of Merit – Outstanding Achievement in English – New York City Association of Teachers of English
  • 1995: President’s Award for Educational Excellence – Outstanding Academic Achievement