Prior to joining Samford University, Jean Roberson served as Ministry Consultant and Team Leader at National WMU. In that role she was responsible for adult programming, multi-cultural work and international and domestic volunteer mobilization. Roberson has spent 16 years in social work practice with the majority of her career in a faith-based context. She is a member of Riverchase Baptist Church.
dEGREES AND cERTIFICATIONS
- M.S.W., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
- B.A., psychology, William Jewell College
- Certificate in Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Alabama
Faith–Based Social Work and Church Social Work
Awards and Honors
- Emerging Leader Award, Missouri Baptist Foundation, 2013
Adedoyin, A.C.A, Dunbar, G.L., Chama. S., Sewell, L.B., Roberson, C.J., Salter, N.S., Adedoyin, O.O.(2015). Renaissance of the church as a professional setting for social workers: A systematic review. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Roberson, C. J. (2015).[Review of The spirit of adoption: Writings on religion, adoption, faith, and more, by Mock, M.S, Diede, M.K., and Webster, J. (Eds.)]. Manuscript in press.
Roberson, C.J. (2010-2012). A Thought for Women. The Alabama Baptist. (Monthly article in weekly newspaper.) Sample titles include: What is the role of a leader?; Prioritizing your responsibilities; Casting, maintaining a vision.
Roberson, C.J. (2010). Human Trafficking. In D. Daniels (Ed.), Release and restore. Birmingham, AL: WMU.
Thatcher, K., Roberson, C.J., and Crawford, S. (2016, forthcoming). Using simulation as a teaching strategy towards student interprofessional collaboration. Presentation accepted for The Teaching Professor conference, Washington, D.C.
Roberson, C.J. (2015, April). Leadership vs. authority. Presentation at Jefferson County Department of Human Resources Supervisory Training, Birmingham: AL.
Roberson, C.J. (2015, July). The story of the cookie: Leading from the middle. Presentation at Jefferson County Department of Human Resources Supervisory Training, Birmingham, AL.
Roberson, C.J. (2015, February). Drawing near: Understanding PTSD. Presentation at workshop for Shelby County Baptist Association, Birmingham, AL.
Roberson, C.J. (2014, June). Drawing near: Understanding PTSD. Presentation at National WMU Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
- Future Leadership Foundation, board member
- National Association of Social Workers, member
- North American Association of Christians in Social Work, member
- Council of Social Work Education, member