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Robin Workman - Humanities Department Chair

B.A., History, Haverford College
M.A and Ph.D. (ABD), East Asian Studies, Princeton University

Robin joined The Bay School in 2004 as part of the founding faculty and is proud to have launched Bay's Mandarin Chinese and humanities programs. Prior to beginning a career in secondary education, Robin completed advanced training in classical and Mandarin Chinese at Stanford’s Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies in Taipei, Taiwan. Subsequently, Robin was hired by Turner Broadcasting Systems, and while based in Hong Kong and Taipei, she was instrumental in establishing Turner’s media presence throughout the Greater China region in the early 1990s. After completing graduate school, Robin embarked upon her teaching career. Prior to joining The Bay School, Robin taught at University High School in San Francisco, Woodside Priory, and the Andover School Year Abroad Program in Beijing. At The Bay School, Robin teaches core humanities courses and Mandarin Chinese, in addition to social science, religion, and philosophy electives. Some of her favorite electives taught over the years include Comparative Philosophy, Comparative Government, and Ethics, and Existentialism. Robin is currently co-teaching The Bay School’s first interdisciplinary elective on Climate Change with a science team colleague. In her free time, Robin enjoys reading, hiking, jogging, and playing with her two cats, Camus and Doodles.