Dr. Carolyn A. Roberts currently serves as the Director of Counseling, Health and Wellness, Women's Leadership Development, and as adjunct faculty member at Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan. She has been an employee at the college for 26 years.
Her love of learning and teaching is a combination that she finds most rewarding. She is an avid reader with a specific interest in researching methods that scholars suggest help in the emotional and spiritual growth and development of students. She also continues to explore and uncover the multiple leadership methods that can be studied, taught and practiced to enhance the leadership skills of Marygrove students. She provides counseling for students with personal problems that might interfere with their college success and/or their emotional development. She designs, develops and facilitates numerous student development workshops for the students.
In addition to her work as an adjunct instructor, Dr. Roberts has designed and developed an extensive number of courses that she teaches at the graduate and undergraduate level. She taught First Year Seminar for 16 years. She currently teaches SJ 625: Leadership and Organizational Development I; SJ 635: Leadership and Organizational Development II; and SJ 530: The Role of Psychology in Social Justice. Dr. Roberts also collaborated with her colleagues in the design and development of the highly successful Master of Social Justice Program.
Dr. Roberts earned her Bachelor of Arts in 1980 from University of Michigan-Dearborn with a double major in psychology and sociology. She earned her Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling in 1982 and her doctorate in Instructional Technology in 2000, both from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
She was awarded the Michigan Campus Compact Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award in 2006. Due to a nomination by a student, she received the Marygrove College 2005 Award for Competence, Compassion and Commitment. She received the Award of Excellence in 2000, presented by the Student Affairs Department at Marygrove College. She has a limited license in psychology that was acquired in 1984.