Amy Restorick Roberts – MSSA, Class of 2000

Amy Restorick Roberts
Program: Two-Year Full-Time Program
Concentration: Management
Preferred population: Aging/Older Adults
Why Social Work?A strong interest in improving social welfare policy and practice through research and advocacy led me to pursue a doctorate at MSASS.
Hometown: Toledo, OH

Undergraduate Institution: Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, B.A. Psychology, 1998

Other training/certification: LSW (Licensed Social Worker), CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive)

Life at MSASS

Ph.D. Student in Social Welfare

Alumni Board, Annual Fund and Scholarship Committees

Favorite thing about Cleveland: The vibrant nonprofit community.

Favorite thing about campus: The Lillian F. and Milford J. Harris Library, conveniently located inside the MSASS building, as well as the technology that allows students to access research databases and other resources from home, truly enhance the learning.

Field Placements

Golden Age Centers of Greater Cleveland, Inc.

Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services Family and Children First Council, Cleveland, OH


Previous employment: Director of Development at the Jennings Center for Older Adults

Current employment: As a full-time doctoral student and Research Fellow at MSASS, I study topics related to aging with my faculty mentor, Dr. Kathryn Betts Adams.

How it connects to social work: Doctoral training will provide me with a foundation to advance social work knowledge through academic research, advocacy, and teaching at the university level.

Future plans: Teach and lead social science research at the university level.

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