Jean Roberson serves as assistant professor and director of field education for the Master of Social Work program at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. She holds a Doctor of Social Work from St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas, a Masters of Social Work and a Certificate in Theology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. She is also a licensed certified social worker in the state of Alabama. Roberson has spent 16 years in social work practice with the majority of her career in a faith-based context. She is married and has two children. Her favorite accomplishment is that she has traveled to 21 different countries.
Degrees and Certifications
- Doctor of Social Work, St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas
- Master of Social Work, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Certificate of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Bachelor of Arts, psychology, William Jewell College
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Alabama
- Faith–Based Social Work
Awards and Honors
- Mann Center Faculty Fellow in Community-Based Learning, 2019-20
- Emerging Leader Award, Missouri Baptist Foundation, 2013
Roberson, C. J. (2019). Teaching Note - Closing the health gap and social work education: A Grand Challenge. Journal of Social Work Education, 55(1). 188-193. doi:10.1080/10437797.2018.1498416
Roberson, C. J. and Adedoyin, A. (2019). Historical and contemporary synopsis of the development of field education guidelines in BSW, MSW, and doctoral programs. Professional Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, 22(1), 22-27.
Roberson, C. J. (2019). Simulation in social work education: A Qualitative study of MSW student development. Manuscript accepted for publication by Journal of Social Work Education.
Roberson, C. J. (2018). Understanding simulation in social work education: A conceptual framework. Manuscript accepted by Journal of Social Work Education.
Roberson, C. J. (2017). [Review of the book Brave, strong, true: The modern warrior’s battle for balance, by K.H. Thomas, K.H.] Manuscript accepted for publication in Social Work & Christianity.
Roberson, C. J. (2015). The spirit of adoption: Writers on religion, adoption, faith, and more. [Review of the book The spirit of adoption: Writers on religion, adoption, faith, and more, by Mock, M.S, Diede, M.K., and Webster, J. (Eds.)]. Social Work & Christianity. 43(2), 253-255.
Gurley, L., Roberson, C.J., York, A., and Childress, J. (2019, March). An interprofessional team approach to using standardized patient simulation to facilitate person-centered quality healthcare in home hospice care setting. Poster presentation for the 2019 National Academies of Practice Annual Meeting & Forum, Pentagon City, VA.
Roberson, C. J. (2018, October). Simulation in social work: A tool for the development of faith integration. Accepted presentation for the North American Association of Christians in Social Work convention, Hartford, CT.
Roberson, C. J. (2018, November). Simulation in field: A strategy for developing social work and interprofessional competencies. Eposter presentation at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Orlando, FL.
Baker, L. and Roberson, C. J. (2018, November). Using interprofessional simulation to teach disaster response to social work students. Presentation at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Orlando, FL.
Roberson, C. J. (2017, June). In the midst of anxiety and depression. Presentation for continuing education at Baptist Nursing Fellowship Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX.
Roberson, C.J. (2017, March). Standing firm in the midst of anxiety and depression. Presentation at TN Woman’s Missionary Union Get-Together Conference, Gatlinburg: TN.
Roberson, C. J. (2017, March). Don’t forget the cream filling: Accessing spirituality in social work practice. Presentation at Children’s Hospital Eleanor Barnes Social Work Conference, Birmingham: AL.
Thatcher, K., Roberson, C. J., and Crawford, S. (2016, June). Using simulation as a teaching strategy towards student interprofessional collaboration. Presentation at The Teaching Professor conference, Washington, D.C.
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
- Council on Social Work Education
- North American Association of Christians in Social Work
- North American Network of Field Education Directors