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Paula Ann Ivaska Robbins, American university dean. Chairman Concord Democratic Town Committee (Massachusetts), 1970; delegate Massachusetts Democratic Convention, 1970, 1981—1982; Member of Phi Delta Kappa., Phi Kappa Phi.


Robbins, Paula Ann Ivaska was born on December 13, 1935 in Teaneck, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Paavo Waldemar Topias and Anna Maria Margareta (Snellman) Ivaska.


Doctor of Philosophy, University Connecticut, 1977.


Director student employment Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1962—1964. Director career counseling Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1970—1975. Instructional design associate Hartford Graduate Center, 1975—1977.

Education policy fellow Institute Educational Leadership, George Washington University, Washington, 1977—1978. Associate director graduate studies Fitchburg State College (Massachusetts), 1977—1980. Manager software technical writing and documentation Computervision Corp, Bedford, Massachusetts, 1981—1982.

Postdoctoral fellow Finnish Ministry Education, Helsinki, 1981. Visiting lecturer University Helsinki, 1982. Assistant dean Graduate School, University Lowell (Massachusetts), since 1983.

Board directors Concord Municipal Light Plant, since 1986, chairwoman, since 1989. Member advisory board Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education, 1980—1988.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Successful Mid-Life Career Change, 1978.


Chairman Concord Democratic Town Committee (Massachusetts), 1970. Delegate Massachusetts Democratic Convention, 1970, 1981—1982. Member of Phi Delta Kappa., Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Michael D. Robbins, 1956 (divorced 1968). Children: Jeffery Paul, Matthew Llewellyn.

Paavo Waldemar Topias Ivaska

Anna Maria Margareta (Snellman) Ivaska

Michael D. Robbins

Jeffery Paul Robbins

Matthew Llewellyn Robbins