Professional Title/sDean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Community & Justice Studies and Black Studies : Assistant Professor : Sabbatic - Fall Semester
Heather Moore Roberson is Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and an Associate Professor of Community & Justice Studies and Black Studies at Allegheny College. Professor Roberson is the 2020 recipient of the Thoburn Award for Teaching Excellence. She is affiliate faculty in the Black Studies and Education Studies programs here at Allegheny. She teaches several, one-of-a-kind courses at the College including “Multicultural Education”, “Critical Race Theory”, and “Black Meadville.”
She received a Ph.D. and M.A. in American Studies from Purdue University and two B.A.s in Education Studies and American Studies from Trinity College (CT). Overall, her research explores the intersections of race, education, and Black identity. Her first solo authored book focuses on the images of Black boys on television. She has published articles in Radical Teacher, Professing Education, and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity. In addition, Moore Roberson has published several book chapters on race and civic engagement, Black boys in film and television, and the impact of #BlackLivesMatter on teaching and learning.