Department of Human Services
Director, Graduate Counseling Programs; Coordinator of the Counseling Program
Office Address: 91 Killian Building Lane, Room 206B
Research Interest: Children’s literature, especially diversity within and school counselors’ use of; home school law; gay/lesbian ally issues in schools; sexuality education, especially with young children; transition from school to professional career
- Ph.D., Family Studies (Cognate: Counseling), The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1997
- M.Ed., School Counseling and Consultation, Keene State College, Keene, NH, 1993
- B.S., Secondary Special Education, Keene State College, Keene, NH, 1989
Dr. Roberts joined the counseling faculty in fall 2001. Prior to that, she served for four years as program director of Child and Family Studies at Western Carolina. Dr. Roberts has five years public school teaching experience and is a licensed school counselor. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the National Council on Family Relations, and the Family Science Association.
Dr. Roberts grew up in upstate New York and spent her summers in Finland and Martha's Vineyard.Recent Publications & Presentations:
Roberts, L. C., & Kellett, K. (2007, October). Teresa’s walk: Incorporating children’s books about disability into elementary school counseling programs. Session presented at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Counseling Association, Greensboro, NC.
Roberts, L. C., & Crow, T. S. (2007, October). Catch me if you can: Group counseling for at-risk adolescent males. Session presented at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Counseling Association, Greensboro, NC.
Roberts, L. C., & Douthit, B. (2006, September). First generation college (bound) students. Break by the Lake Conference for Student Support Personnel in K-12 Schools, Lake Junaluska, NC.
Roberts, L. C. (2006, May). Bodies and potties: Young children and sexuality. Western Regional Early Childhood Conference, Asheville, NC.
Roberts, L. C., Dean, E., & Holland, M. (2005). Contemporary American Indian cultures in children’s picture books. Young Children Beyond the Journal.
Roberts, L. C. (2004, September). Sexuality comes to school. Break by the Lake Conference for Student Support Personnel in K-12 Schools, Lake Junaluska, NC.
Roberts, L. C. (2003). Feature film to teach poverty. Journal of Teaching in Marriage and Family, 3, 47-70.
Roberts, L. C., Dean, E., & Nienhuis, T. (2003). Lights, camera, action: Teaching with feature film in the social sciences. MountainRise, 1(1).
Roberts, L. C., & Hill, H. T. (2003). Using children’s literature to debunk gender stereotypes. In C. Copple (Ed.) A World of Difference: Readings on Teaching Young Children in a Diverse Society (pp. 125-128). Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Roberts, L. C., & Hill, H. T. (2003). Come and listen to a story about a girl named Rex: Using children’s literature to debunk gender stereotypes. Young Children, 58(2), 39-42.