Grady H. Roberts Jr., Ph.D. Associate Professor & Associate Dean Emeritus of Social Work



In 35 years of work as a faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, Grady H. Roberts, Jr. Ph.D., has been an integral factor in the program's growth and diversification.  Dr. Roberts served as Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs.  He was also a professor in the Health//Mental Health concentration.  The lifelong Garfield resident and Peabody High School graduate earned a Bachelor's of Science degree from Central State University in Xenia, OH.  Masters of Social Work, Public Health and Ph.D. degrees were earned from the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Roberts has also completed the Stanford University Management Development Program and the Leadership Pittsburgh Program.  A retired colonel of the United States Army Medical Service Corp, Dr. Roberts is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the United States Army War College in Carlisle, PA.  He retired as one of the highest ranking Social Work Officers in the Army's history. 

Dr. Roberts has been recognized with the United Cerebral Palsy Gertrude Labowitz Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Deans and Directors of the Graduate Schools of Social Work Admissions Award, the Renaissance Publications Trailblazer Award and the American College Personnel Association Outstanding State and International Division Leader, to name a few.  Dr. Roberts retired from the University in 2003, and was promptly honored by the school with an endowed Student Resource Fund in his honor.  

Dr. Roberts has served as President Emeritus of the Pennsylvania College Personnel Association, President of the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, and as a member of the Pittsburgh Jazz Preservation Society and United Cerebral Palsy (Class) Board of Directors since his retirement from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work.