Jane Roberts, Ph.D. ACSW, LCSW,

Biography

Dr. Jane Roberts is Chair of the Duvall Family Studies Initiative and 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 Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her Ph.D. in gerontology is from Virginia Tech. Her subsequent research interests emphasize age bias and prejudicial views toward older people as well as the stresses and “caregiver burden” associated with caring for elders with dementia. 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.