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Samuel Roberson

Samuel Roberson is currently an Assistant Professor of Human Performance and Recreation at Claflin University where he instructs six Recreation courses. Samuel is an advocate of experiential learning and community scholarship. His teaching philosophical belief, influenced by Dewey (1963), is that the utility of what we teach students is retained through how we facilitate experiential experiences of the knowledge we impart. He worked as a Program Specialist at Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program and was tasked with developing grants, training, and implementation of a statewide healthy living initiative and 4-H programs in counties and on campus. In addition, Samuel participated in strategic planning through community and employee focus groups. Samuel has guest lectured on the topics of Situational Leadership, Relationship Based Programing, Youth Voice, and Cultural Competency at National Recreation and Park Association conferences. His research experience includes examining the Impact of a Camp for Siblings of Children with Cancer and an Examination of Work to Family Spillover, Family Meal Rituals, and Parenting Styles on Children Outcomes of Obesity. Samuel was certified as a training-the-trainer for such topics as managing conflict, performance management, and goal setting. Samuel has presented at other national and state conferences such as American Camp Association, George Wright Society, and Texas Recreation and Parks Society. Lastly, Samuel has been a proud recipient of Certificate of Teaching Excellence, School of Education, Claflin University 2015; White House Champion of Change Award, October, 2012; and NRPA Graduate Student of the Year Award, 2007.