Shaw University
 
Moodle Give to Shaw  
RELIGION & PHILOSOPHY
APPLY TO SHAW UNIVERSITY 
Department of Religion and Philosophy  
Department Faculty 
Associate Degree in Religion and Philosophy   
Major in Religion and Philosophy 
Academic Affairs 
Libraries 

CONTACT: 
Dr. James F. Kirkley
Department Chair
118 East South Street
Raleigh, NC 27601.
919-546-8457/8399 or
Email: jkirkley@shawu.edu 

James T. Roberson, Ph.D.

James Roberson, Ph.D., Th.D

Contact Information:
Phone: 919-546-8518
Email: jtrob@shawu.edu
Office: Leonard Hall Room 205

Title

Assistant Professor of Religion

Education

Ph.D.  - Fordham University, New York, NY 1993
Major: Educational Administration and Supervision/Church Leadership

Master of Divinity - New York Theological Seminary, New York, NY 1988
Biblical Studies

Master of Science - New York University, Bronx, New York 1973
Major: Computer Science

Bachelor of Arts - Millsaps College, Jackson, MS  1968
Major: Mathematics

Current Classes Taught

  • Introduction to Religion
  • Introduction to the Bible
  • Introduction to Christian Education
  • Church Administration
  • Church and Community
  • African American Religion
  • Introduction to Christian Worship
  • Research Methods
  • New Testament Studies
  • Technology for Religious Educators

Research Interests

Research interests include Christian Education, Church Leadership, Computers in Ministry, Mentoring, The Black Church and Health Disparities in the African American Community, and engaging the Black Church in the delivery of secular social services in an effort to eradicate social ills in the African American community.  

Publications and Presentations:  

  • The Data Collection/Data Distribution Center: Building a Sustainable African-American Church-Based Research Network
    Rev. Moses Goldmon, Ed., James T. Roberson, Jr. Ph.D., Tim Carey, MD, Paul Godley, MD, Daniel L. Howard, Ph.D, Carlton Boyd, MPH, Alice Ammerman, Ph.D.
    Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, Fall 2008
  • Roberson, James T., Jr., "Transformational Church Leadership in a Technological Age" in Church Administration Handbook, ed. Bruce P. Powers, (Nashville: B&H Publishing Company, 2008).
  • Developing Effective Inter-University and Community Partnerships to Address Health Disparities
    Timothy S. Carey, MD, MPH, Daniel L. Howard, PhD, Moses Goldmon, EdD, James T. Roberson, PhD, Paul A. Godley, MD, PhD, MPP, and Alice Ammerman, DrPH, RD
    Academic Medicine, Management Series:  Strategic Alliances in Academic Medicine 2006, 81 Suppl:47-5
  • Key Attributes of Health Ministries in African American Churches: An Exploratory Survey
    Lori Carter-Edwards, PhD,Yhenneko B. Jallah, MS, Moses V. Goldmon, EdD, J.T. Roberson, Jr, PhD, and Cathrine Hoyo, PhD
    NC Med J, September/October 2006, Volume 67, Number 5
  • Developing Effective Inter-University and Community Partnerships to Address Health Disparities
    Timothy S. Carey, MD, MPH, Daniel L. Howard, PhD, Moses Goldmon, EdD, James T. Roberson, PhD, Paul A. Godley, MD, PhD, MPP, and Alice Ammerman, DrPH, RD
    Academic Medicine, Vol. 80, No. 11 / November 2005
  • Churches, Academic Institutions, and Public Health: Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities
    Moses V. Goldmon, EdD, and James T. Roberson, Jr., PhD
    NC Med J, November/December 2004, Volume 65, Number 6
  • Roberson, James T., Jr., "Transformational Leadership in the Church" in The Shaw University Divinity School Journal: Ministry in the New Millennium, Volume 3, Number 1, 2001
  • Harris, Forrest E., James T. Roberson, Jr., and Larry D. George, Ed. What Does it Mean to be Black and Christian? Pulpit, Pew, and Academy in Dialogue. Nashville, TN: Townsend Press, 1995.
  • Roberson, James T., Jr. "Using Technology in Theological Education" in International Distance Education: A Vision for Higher Education – Penn State. 1994.
  • Roberson, James T., Jr. A Multiple-case Study of Distance Education as a Paradigm for Theological Education to Enhance Black Church Leadership. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University Microfilms, Inc. 1993.
  • Roberson, James T., Jr. "A Focus Group Report on Religious Online Education" in Applications of Computer Conferencing to Teacher Education and Human Resource, ed. Aaron J. Miller, Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press. 1991.

Personal Interests, Family and Hobbies 

Dr. Roberson is married and the father of three children and grandfather of eight.  In his spare time, he enjoys preaching and teaching at the local church and also playing the saxophone.