Dr. Joanne Roberts
Dr. Joanne Roberts, professor and chair of the HSU Department of
Sociology in the Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts, is a graduate of
Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, where she earned a Bachelor
of Arts in political science.
She earned a Master of Science in sociology at Texas A&M
University-Commerce in Commerce, Texas, and a Ph.D. in sociology at the
University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. She completed additional study at
the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at
the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Roberts’ research interests are in the areas of family rituals and family
and religion. She is an active member of the National Council on Family
Relations where she serves as the chair of the Religion and Family Section. She
is also the membership chair for both the Groves Conference on Marriage and
Family and the Texas Council on Family Relations.
- Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Texas A&M University, 1976
- Master of Science, Sociology, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 1982
- Ph.D., Sociology, University of North Texas, 2002