B.F.A., Catholic University, 1981 M.A., American University, 1988
- Colonial Maryland and Virginia with an emphasis on the tobacco culture and Church of England
Completing work on "Monkeys in a Toyshop" a history on the Church of England in colonial Maryland and how it was entwined with the tobacco economy.
“The Prince George’s County Historical Society, Inc. Saint George’s Day Award, to Franklin A. Robinson Jr. for his work in preserving the Robinson and Via family papers collection now with the Smithsonian Institution.”
“Maryland Historical Trust, Preservation Service Award, 2011”
- Society of American Archivists (SAA)
- American Federation of Television and Radio Artists-Screen Actor's Guild (AFTRA-SAG)
- Actor's Equity Association (AEA)