Dr. Sharon Roberts' Directory Profile
Dr. Roberts earned her associate degree at Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson, Kansas 1991. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology 1994 and Master's Degree in Experimental Psychology 1995 at Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas and her doctorate in Human Factors Psychology at Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas 2002. She also studied for two years in Behavioral Neuroscience at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.
During graduate study 1999-2002, Dr. Roberts worked as Associate Evaluator for the PRAIRY Challenge Grant Project that incorporated technology with innovative teaching strategies in three rural Kansas school districts. She was a Faculty Consultant for the Educational Testing Service Advanced Placement Psychology Program 2000-2005, evaluating and scoring psychology essay examinations in the national program for high school students seeking college credit for advanced course of study. Dr. Roberts held tenure-track professor positions at Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas, as well as Texas A & M University, Texarkana, Texas before joining the faculty of the Northeastern State University Psychology and Counseling Department in 2007.
Dr. Roberts has conducted research with rats as well as humans, studying topics as diverse as hormone effects, vision, learning, and attitudes; her dissertation work focused on development and usability testing of an interactive instrument for measuring levels of use in teaching with technology. Her primary ongoing and current interests are academic and research integrity and dishonesty. She guides students in research, presents findings and workshops at state and regional conferences with them, and introduces them to professional networking as a means of helping them to define their possible futures.