Robin Cass 

Robin Cass has been a faculty member in the Glass Program in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences since 1998. She has been instrumental in forging new international partnerships for CIAS with schools including the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China and the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. As a member of the Council for the Representation and Engagement of Women Faculty (CREW), she initiated the Connect grant funded “20/20 Research in Focus Colloquium”, a multi-college showcase for women faculty from across RIT to share their research. Her own research interests include creativity in education, assessment in the arts, and embodied learning.

In addition to her administrative appointments, Robin is an internationally recognized artist. Sheearned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Alfred University. From 2004 through 2010, she also served on the board of directors of the international Glass Art Society As an artist, Robin works primarily with hot glass, and her current pieces explore themes of discovery, display, and wonder. She has exhibited extensively, and her work can be found in a number of public and private collections in the United States and abroad. In recent years, her work has been exhibited in Tianyuan, China and Osaka, Japan. Her artwork can be seen here: