College of the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences


Department of Art



Art A37

Carmen (Roxanne) Robbin is a Professor in the Department of Art at California State University, Stanislaus. She has had a variety of administrative roles on campus including: Associate Dean of the College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Executive in Charge of the former College of the Arts. She has been active in accreditation at the university, college and department levels, and served on numerous committees on the state and local levels.  A personal highlight was representing Stanislaus for eight years in study abroad, serving on the CSU state-wide Academic Council for International Programs twice as Chair of Academic and Fiscal Affairs and twice as Chair of the Statewide Organization. Other accomplishments include bringing to fruition the Art Space on Main with her university colleagues and winning the Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Faculty Governance, Collegiality and Service to Students in the College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Her research interests include drawings, paintings and portraiture in seventeenth century Rome and she has worked extensively in the Vatican Secret Archives.  She has published articles in international journals such as The Burlington Magazine and Storia dell’Arte and has curated exhibitions on topics ranging from contemporary painting to sixteenth century prints and drawings. Recently engaged by the National Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, Hungary to participate in their blockbuster exhibition: Caravaggio to Canaletto, she discovered an unknown companion painting to one of their masterpieces on the island of Corsica.