About

Jay Roberts is a Professor of Education at Earlham College and a 2019-20 Fellow with the American Council on Education. From 2011-2019, he served as the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at Earlham where his work focused on strategic academic and co-curricular initiatives and integration.

From 2011-2016 Jay also served as a Teagle Teaching Fellow with the Great Lakes College Association. His academic scholarship rests at the intersections of education, culture, and environment. Most recently, his work focuses on questions of educational innovation in the K-16 context. Prior to his position at Earlham, Jay served as the Director of the Poplar Ridge Experiential Learning Center at the University of Virginia. He currently serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Experiential Education and the Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education.

Jay’s session on experiential education was a big hit with our faculty at Guilford. Jay provided us with a range of concrete experiential learning tools and activities that we could employ both inside and outside the classroom. I appreciated the generosity and care that Jay displayed during the workshop, and his keen ability to gently push his audience to experiment with different teaching and learning styles. Several faculty members approached me afterward and told me how much they appreciated Jay’s session. We hope to have him back next year!
Sonalini Sapra, Ph.D., Center for Principled Problem Solving and Excellence in Teaching, Guilford College

6 thoughts on “About

  1. I have been reading your book Beyond Learning By Doing, and absolutely love your ideas and your use of the river as a metaphor for theoretical currents in education.

  2. Dr. Roberts, I am grateful for you book Beyond Learning by Doing. I have been working my way through Dewey’s Democracy and Education and Experience in Education, I’ll admit it has been a challenge on my own. But reading BLbD has helped clarify Dewey’s philosophies quite a bit. Thank you.

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