Dr. Jane Roberts

USFSM to launch master’s of social work degree program

Title: Instructor II

Area of Interest: Social Work

Phone: 941-359-4604

Curriculum Vitae: CV

Email: jroberts@sar.usf.edu

Office: SMC C254

Dr. Jane Roberts is an Instructor in the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Dr. Roberts teaches individual, family, and group practice and obtained her Ph.D. in gerontology at Virginia Tech. Her subsequent research interests emphasize age bias and prejudicial views toward older people, as well as familial and socio-cultural influences upon adults of the WWII era. She has conducted a study of community disaster planning in relation to older adults in Sarasota, Charlotte, and Manatee Counties. Her clinical and administrative career has included psychotherapy, hospice and hospital administration, and employment by the federal government as a Health Research Scientist, where she coordinated a multi-state study of veterans with Alzheimer’s-type dementias.


Roberts, J. (2009). Social-Influence Model Interactions: Intergenerational Programming for At-Risk Youth and Elders. Social Justice in Context (4), 35-46.

Roberts, J. (2008). The Parameters of Prejudice: Ethics Adherence and Age Bias. The Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 50, 65-79.

Roberts, J. (2007). Age Bias in Social Work Practitioners: Implications for Program Managers. Indian Journal of Gerontology, 2, 96-109.

Roberts, J. & Blieszner, R. (2007). Infusion of gerontology content: An ethical imperative. The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, 12, 129-140.

Roberts, J. & Ducett, D. (2005). Roberts, J. & Ducett, D. (2004). The therapeutic milieu in the socialization of developmentally disabled students. The International Journal of the Humanities.

Dobkins, D. H. & Roberts, J., (2003). Age, gender, and locus of control as determinants of health communication style preference. Multicultural Communication, (30), 50-56.

Curcio, C. C., Mathai, C., & Roberts, J. (2003). Evaluation of a school district's secondary education counseling curriculum: A qualitative study. The Professional School Counselor, (23), 78-83.

Dobkins, D. H., & Roberts, J. (2001). Health experiences of international students: An examination of autonomy and personal agency in healthcare. Multicultural Communication.

Roberts, J. (2001). A kiss is still a kiss: Intimacy and aging in film, web, and chat. Video and website review of educational materials on intimacy and aging. Generations, Summer, 2001.

Roberts, J. (2001). Cultural issues in end-of-life decision-making, book reviewed for the Journal of Women and Aging, Vol. 13, 36.