Professor Chase F. Robinson received a bachelor's degree from Brown University and Ph.D. from Harvard University. From 1993 to 2008 he was a Fellow at Wolfson, teaching Islamic History. In addition to over thirty-five scholarly articles, he has authored and edited several monographs and collected works. He is a frequent contributor to such periodicals as the Times Literary Supplement, and he has won fellowships from the British Academy, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the American Research Centre in Cairo. Further he has received grants in support of his research from the Leverhulme Trust, the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the British Academy.
While at Oxford, Robinson also served in a variety of administrative capacities, including as Chairman of the Faculty of Oriental Studies. He was appointed Provost and Senior Vice President of the Graduate Center, City University of New York, in September, 2008. As Provost, he is the Graduate Center's chief academic officer and he serves as deputy to the President.