Amy Roberts, Ph.D.
Amy Restorick Roberts, PhD, MSSA, LSW, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Science and Social Work at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Dr. Roberts is a graduate of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Her university affiliations include: the Doris Bergen Center for Human Development, Learning, and Technology, and the Scripps Gerontology Center. She has recently been recognized as a Fellow by the Gerontological Society of America. With nearly a decade of post-masters practice experience working in a continuing care retirement community, her scholarship aims to improve the quality of life of older people. Within this realm, her research focuses on social service staffing in nursing homes, adult guardianship, and family caregiving to strengthen systems of long-term care services and supports.
With nearly 10 years of post-masters experience as a professional social worker serving older adults and their families, I share my expertise in areas consistent with my practice experience and research interests, including: the National Nursing Home Social Work Network, the Research Committee for the Ohio Attorney General’s Elder Abuse Commission, and the Ohio Supreme Court Subcommittee on Adult Guardianship. I have recently completed two appointed terms on the Global Commission of the Council on Social Work Education and chaired the Partners in International Education Award Committee for several years. Additionally, I have been actively involved on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Association of Gerontology Education (OAGE) to provide opportunities for students and aging services providers to engage in research, education, and practice.
Honors, Awards, and Grants
Most recent honors and awards:
Faculty Commendation, Center for Teaching Excellence, Miami University, (2019, 2020, 2021)
Awarded Fellow Status, The Gerontological Society of America (2018)
Appointed to the Commission on Global Social Work Education by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) for a 3-year term (June 2023-June 2026)
Dr. Roberts was selected to participate in a mentoring program through the National Collaboratory to Address Elder Mistreatment and pursue a certificate in leadership through the CSWE Program Directors Academy.
Most recent external grants:
Grant awarded for Lucas County Guardianship Services Assessment Project. Funder: Lucas County Board of Commissioners. Principal Investigator. Awarded $24,511.
Grant awarded for Staff Qualifications of Social Services Staff in Ohio Skilled Nursing Facilities and its Relationship with Resident Satisfaction Project. Funder: Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project, State of Ohio. Principal Investigator. Awarded $14,405.
- FSW 312 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment
- FSW 466/566 - Interpersonal Relationships in Adulthood and Aging
- FSW 645 - Micro Social Work Practice with Older Adults
- FW 646 - Macro Social Work Practice with Older Adults
2013 - Ph.D. Social Welfare, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University
2000 - M.S. Social Administration, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University
1998 - B.A. Psychology, Miami University