C. Jean  Roberson
Director of Field Education and Instructor
School of Public Health
Department of Social Work
Office: CHS Building 1 1603
Email: croberso@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-4669

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