Dr. Nicole Roberson

Dr. Nicole Roberson

Associate Faculty

I am passionate about two fields: Education and Diversity.

Academic and Professional Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., Organizational Leadership

    - Regent University

  • M.B.A., International Management

    - American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird)

  • B.B.A.

    - University of North Texas

"...my teaching philosophy is made up of understanding and patience."

My Unique Approach to Education

My personal teaching philosophy contains three distinct yet interdependent components.

First, my personal teaching philosophy consists of my knowledge of both the theoretical and practical application of the material. I believe it is essential that I provide my students with a thorough understanding of the theories as well as knowledge on how to apply those theories in today’s workplace settings. 

Second, I incorporate elements into my courses that meet the various learning styles of my students.  I meet the needs of my visual learners by allowing see the material in both the textbook.  Students with a kinetic learning style are given the opportunity to apply the material.

The final component of my teaching philosophy is made up of understanding and patience.  I truly care about my students and I want them to be successful.  I will take extra time to meet with them and provide additional assistance.  

Biography

I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses part-time for Amberton University for over 5 years.  I work full-time as the Director of Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for a large company. 

Believe it or not I am one of the few people who was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.  I graduated high school with honors from the Business and Management Center High School.  I obtained my Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the University of North Texas, where I graduated Cum Laude.  Go Eagles!!!  I also have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird).  I obtained my Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. 

My work experience spans between two fields that I love:  diversity and education.  I worked 10 years for the U. S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR).  In that role, I investigated complaints of discrimination within the United States education system.  I primarily worked in five states:  Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi.  Also, while in my position at OCR, I started teaching undergraduate business courses for Cedar Valley Community College, Paul Quinn College, Navarro College and the University of North Texas – Dallas Campus.  To work more closely in higher education, I accepted a position with the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) as the Coordinator of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.   In this role, I was responsible for compliance training of all UTA employees, internal and external investigations of discrimination and the affirmative action plan.   While there, I also taught for the Department of Business for UTA.  After three years in that role and completing my Ph.D., I accepted an Executive Dean position with North Lake College where I was in charge of the Business and Information Technology Department.  After almost four years in that position, I accepted a position at the University of North Texas (UNT) as the Assistant Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.  My position with UNT prepared for my current position, Director of Diversity and EEO.