self-described electronics enthusiast, part-time teacher
and former professional technician, William "Mike"
Robinson has been a part-time instructor at Sierra
College since the spring of 1985 (see award photo).
During that time, he has been a member of the
Electronics Technology Department, the Computer Integrated
Electronics Department and now the Mechatronics Department.
He has taught at least these sections:
10, 12, 20 and 21
5, 8, 10, 16, 20, 24, and 30
1, 10 and 14
discovering electronics, Mr. Robinson was
a history/political-science major at university and
has subsequently been a:
radio announcer (5kW AM--50,000 Watt FM)
patrolman (armed & licensed)
person (ambulance EMT, winter survival/rescue, avalanche
(started two entertainment businesses)
interests in electronics began in earnest when
he enrolled in college again to learn how to troubleshoot
the devices he was already busy building. This
advancement inadvertently led to a vocation.
He has since worked for a diverse group of electronics-industry
employers in positions that include:
/ assembly supervisor
/ department supervisor
family get-togethers and vacations
family history and anecdotes
an inspiring elder to his family's younger generations
future ambitions center on:
the best teacher he can be, eventually trying to
retire with some dignity in what may be a post-social-security
if you prefer a teacher who has:
decades of real-life, on-the-job technical experience
than thirty years of teaching experience
a practice of only teaching classes to which that
real-life profession applies
experience of what it's like to work a full-time
job and go to night school
- a passion
to express the excitement of teaching his long-time
up for one of his classes.
scroll back to the top
of this page and enjoy the rest of MECH-101.com!
I'm a teacher … PART TIME!"
Jones to his son.
Jones and the Kingdom
the Crystal Skull (2008)
a student who wants to learn is the most gratifying
activity, and the most gratifying result is when
they get a job."