College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Roberts-Lewis received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Fort Valley State University, a Masters of Public Administration Degree from Albany State University with a dual concentration in General and Human Resources Management, a Master of Divinity from Emory University-Candler School of Theology and earned a Ph. D from Jackson State University in Public Policy & Administration. Dr. Roberts-Lewis has also completed post- graduate studies at Beijing Union University in Beijing, China, Oxford University, Oxford England and a postdoctoral fellowship at Syracuse University, Syracuse New York. Dr. Roberts-Lewis believes that “teaching in the academy is the noblest of service, a calling of sorts that simultaneously requires the teacher to impart knowledge and wisdom while committing to a journey of lifelong learning.” Thus, compassion, creativity, and a solid curriculum undergirds her teaching philosophy that every student has the capacity to learn. This capacity must be nurtured through cooperative discovery that embodies her three-tiered approach to learning: a bridge between historical/theoretical constructs and real-world applicability; co-operative activities that encourage mutual respect, dignity, and critical thinking; and, the promotion of social capital and ethical responsibility to ensure responsiveness, cultural competence, efficiency and effectiveness.