A founding fellow for the Wheatley Institute, Dan Robinson was a professor of psychology at Georgetown University and later in his life became a fellow of the faculty of philosophy at Oxford University. Robinson published in a wide variety of subjects, including moral philosophy, the philosophy of psychology, legal philosophy, the philosophy of the mind, intellectual history, legal history, and the history of psychology. He held academic positions at Amherst College, Georgetown University, Princeton University, and Columbia University. In addition, he served as the principal consultant to PBS and the BBC for their award-winning series "The Brain" and "The Mind", and he lectured for The Great Courses' series on Philosophy. He was on the Board of Consulting Scholars of Princeton University's James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and was a Senior Fellow of BYU's Wheatley Institution. In 2011, he received the Gittler Award from the American Psychological Association for significant contributions to the philosophical foundations of Psychology.