Audrey Roberts

Lecturer

JWU Faculty Since 2020

Contact Info

Email
audrey.roberts@jwu.edu
Phone
980-598-3121
Campus
Charlotte

About Audrey

Audrey Roberts earned a master’s degree in both microbiology and molecular biology from the University of Central Florida in Orlando and a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from Florida International University in Miami. Her master’s degree research focused on the development of diagnostic procedures for disease causing mutations in the regulatory regions of the familial breast cancer genes BRCA I and BRCA II. The research was supported by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Roberts has spent 16 years working and consulting in the fields of clinical molecular genetics, cytogenetics, and molecular cytogenetics. Her expertise was in developing and validating clinical diagnostic procedures.

Roberts has also served as an education coordinator for Hilton Hotels and Ameripath. At Ameripath, Ms. Roberts also developed a histology technologist training program in association with Florida Community College.

Roberts transitioned into college level instruction in 2016.

Education

  • M.S., Microbiology & Molecular Biology, University of Central Florida
  • B.S., Hospitality Management, Florida International University

Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think. Neil Degrasse Tyson

Teaching Interests

Connecting with students with learning disabilities and student retention. Ms. Roberts works to make her classes interesting to visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners. She has experience teaching those with dyslexia, autism spectrum, and attention deficit disorders.

Courses

  • BIO1011 General Cellular Biology/Lab
  • HSC1010 Introduction to Health Professions
  • SCI2120 Intoduction to Microbiology/Lab
  • FSC3060 Food Microbiology/Lab
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Extra Curricular Roles

Ms. Roberts supports her Clemson student in his role in the Civil Air Patrol, which she has been involved in since 2015.

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Professional Affiliations

Certification in molecular biology by The American Society for Clinical Pathology.

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Honors And Awards

  • 2016 Phi Theta Kappa Instructor of the Year Award
  • 2019 Student Retention Award, York Technical College


Q&A with Audrey

At JWU, education is not confined to the four walls of the classroom. You’re not going to spend four years with your nose buried in a book, learning theories you may never get a chance to apply — you’re going to get out there and apply them, be it through internships, group projects, leadership opportunities, competitions and more.

What Advice Do You Have For Incoming Freshmen?

The first year of college can be extremely difficult. It is important for students to realize that they are not alone in their struggles. Anxiety, depression, homesickness, and difficulty adapting to the rigorous schedule of college can all take their toll on mental health and academic performance. My advice is to utilize all of the resources students have available to them. Counseling, tutoring, and student activities can help a student stay focused, achieve academic goals, and connect them with the student community.

What College Do You Teach In?

College of Arts & Sciences