Dr. Joseph Roberson was born at the Indiana farm home of his parents. Christian values and faith were important elements in the Roberson family during his childhood and are key components in the way he lives and works today. Married since 1972, he and his wife have four children and a growing number of wonderful grandchildren. The Robersons are active in their community and attend Trinity Bible Church.
Dr. Joseph Roberson earned a BS Degree in Education in 1976, and a MS Degree in Education in 1979, both from Indiana University, Southeast Campus. He worked in Indiana public school settings as a teacher and school counselor between 1976 and 1981. From 1980 through the summer of 1983, he attended the University Graduate School at Indiana University in Bloomington. While working on his doctorate, he served as Clinic Coordinator at Indiana University's Institute for Child Study, a multidisciplinary training clinic. Training experiences were also gained at Indiana University's Developmental Training Center and at the Community Mental Health Center in Bloomington, Indiana. His training specialties at Indiana University were in school psychology, counseling, and clinical practice. Dissertation research was on Gender Schema Theory as a Factor in Children's Expressive Writing. In 1989, he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Educational Psychology from Indiana University. Professional training is ongoing.