John Robinson teaches "MEJO 356: Feature Writing" and "MEJO 625: Media Hub." He joined the faculty as an adjunct in 2012 after a long journalism career. He was a reporter at the Asheville Citizen-Times and the News & Observer before moving to the News & Record in Greensboro where he worked as a city editor and editorial page editor. He ended his newspaper career as editor of the News & Record. In 2020, he won the Student Undergraduate Teaching Award.