Dr. Robbie Waters Robichau is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Service and Administration at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. She received her master’s degree from the Bush School in public service and administration in 2007 before going on to earn her PhD in public administration and policy with a nonprofit leadership and management certificate from Arizona State University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lamar University. Dr. Robichau has been at the Bush School since 2018, where she teaches Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Volunteer and Human Resources in Nonprofit Organizations, and Capstone.
Dr. Robichau’s research examines issues of nonprofit management and accountability, capacity and evaluation, and meaningfulness in public service work. One of her current projects explores the experiences of public service workers in anti-human-trafficking services in Texas. Her work has been published in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, American Review of Public Administration, Policy Studies Journal, Nonprofit Policy Forum, Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership, and Governance, and various other journals. Throughout her career, Dr. Robichau has engaged extensively with the community through her research and practice, especially regarding child welfare services. Since 2010, she has volunteered and managed summer camps as well as mentoring programs for youth who are in foster care in Arizona, Georgia, and Texas. She received the Arizona Golden Rule Citizen Award for her volunteer work. Currently, she serves on the board of Voices for Children, CASA of the Brazos Valley. She received the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Next Leadership Award and the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action’s Doctoral Fellowship Program Award.