Roberts, Candace

Title: Professor of Education

Department: Department of Education

Phone: 352-588-8430



  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Emory University
  • Masters of Education, University of South Florida
  • Doctor of Philosphy, University of South Florida

Dr. Roberts’ research interests include the integration of technology into effective instruction, pre-service teacher development, and writing pedagogy. She has conducted more than 100 scholarly presentations and has 20 publications in scholarly journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. Most recently, she co-authored a chapter onUsing Assistive Technology with Students with Disabilitiesand two chapters in the book, Professional Teacher Dispositions: Additions to the Mainstream. Dr. Roberts was invited by the U.S. Department of Education to speak on issues related to technology integration in teacher preparation, and in 2016, she was invited to a White House Innovators’ Summit to discuss Educational Technology in Teacher Preparation Programs. 

Dr. Roberts is a longtime member of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, the National Council of Teachers of English, the International Society for Technology in Education, and the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education.  Dr. Roberts serves as a reviewer for three journals and a referee or proposal reviewer for numerous conferences. Dr. Roberts has been principal or co-principal investigator for grants awarded totaling more than $400,000.00.

Community Affiliation:
Member of:

  • American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
  • The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
  • International Society for Technology in Education
  • The National Writing Project
  • The National Council of Teacher of English
  • Leadership Saint Leo

Teaching & Professional Interests:
Dr. Roberts’ teaches Writing Across the Curriculum, Classroom Management, theIntegration of Reading and Writing,Educational Governance and Philosophy,Teaching Diverse Populations, andBrain-Based Learning & Instructional Technology.  She presents internationally on the topic of developing faculty capacity to use technology in their teaching.

Honors & Awards:

  • Invited presenter at the White House Innovators’ Summit, 2016
  • Saint Leo Values Award, 2009
  • Excellence in Teach Award 2007
  • Distinguished dissertation Award, Kappa Delta Pi, 2003
  • Promising New Researcher Award Nominee, National Council of Teachers of English, 2003

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