Robin was appointed to the faculty of the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1999, in recognition of her scholarship in the interpreting field and leadership in the education of interpreters, medical students, and other health care professionals. She has been an interpreter for over 20 years, with particular service experience in medical and mental health settings. Ms. Dean holds a BA in American Sign Language Interpreting and an MA in Theology. Ms. Dean’s demand control schema has been the topic of numerous presentations, publications, and grant projects nationally and internationally. Her contribution to interpreter education was recognized in 2008 with the Mary Stotler Award, an award conferred every two years, conjointly, by the US’s Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and the Conference of Interpreter Trainers. Ms. Dean is currently a PhD Candidate at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.