Meet Jeanne Roberts
Director of Institutional Research, Operations and Planning
Education: University of South Florida, B.A. in English
University of South Florida, M.A. in Psychology
University of South Florida, Ph.D. in I/O Psychology
Career Specialties: Jeanne Roberts has extensive professional experience in higher education, as well as corporate and human service settings. Her areas of specialty include academic accreditation, program management and evaluation, training and organization development, as well as teaching. Her research has focused on goal-setting and the effectiveness of feedback on work performance and motivation.
Roberts has served as a member of two Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) steering committees, during which time she developed and implemented assessment strategies and methodologies for the evaluation of two quasi-experimental QEP initiatives. She served as the director of a comprehensive self-study project for a private, graduate-level university to assess institutional effectiveness and compliance with accreditation standards. In that role, she authored the university’s Self-Study Report, resulting in the successful reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
She has served as a SACSCOC evaluator on several reaffirmation and special committee teams and as a member of Strategic Planning Committees for two graduate level universities. She directed the development and operation of an MBA program for a multi-campus university and has developed and taught graduate- and undergraduate-level courses in industrial psychology, research methods, management, business administration and educational planning/evaluation. She is an accomplished team leader and group-process facilitator and is effective at planning, organizing and directing special projects.
Professional and Community Activities: In addition to her regular duties at UT, Roberts is a charter member of the Veterans and Military Programs and Services Advisory Group. She serves on Administrative Conduct Boards for the Office of Student Conduct and is a member of the Women’s History Month Planning Committee. She is also the designated IPEDS Key-Holder, overseeing and coordinating the University’s mandatory federal reporting activities.