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Benjamin Joseph Roberts
Senior Lecturer
Mail Code: GB/Ro
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2792
Email: broberts (at) nps.edu
Web: www.nps.navy.mil/gsbpp/
EDUCATION:
PhD - The Pennsylvania State University, 1977
Social and Industrial Psychology
MS - Louisiana State University, 1972
Social/Industrial Psychology
BS - Louisiana State University, 1970
NPS EXPERIENCE:
  • Date of original appointment: Research Associate Professor, GSBPP, July 1984
  • Senior Lecturer, Meyer Institute of Systems Engineering, Director, Distance Education, 2004
  • Senior Lecturer, GSBPP/SE, 2006
  • Program Manager for Instruction, NPS Distance Learning Programs, (2000-2010)
OTHER EXPERIENCE:
  • DoD and Industrial Consulting: Campbell Ewald (Navy Life Accelerator, 2000, 2010), NATO Educatorsí Workshop (2007, 2008).
  • SEM PD 21 Experience Tours (2000-2010)
  • Director of Distributed Education, Meyer Institute of Systems Engineering, 2002-2006
  • Program Manager/Instruction, NPS Distance Learning Programs (MSSE, PD21, MSPM, MSCM)
  • Course Coordinator, MN3111
TEACHING INTERESTS:
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management of Change
  • Management Policy
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Education
  • Training and Development
  • Distance Education
  • Organization Change and Development
  • Organization Design
  • Job Design
AWARDS:
  • NATO award for the design, development, and participation in the 2007 Educatorís Workshop, Rome, Italy
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
  • Owen W. & Roberts, B. (2009). A Case Study of Distance Education at the Naval Postgraduate School. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & telecommunications, 2654-2659.
  • Roberts, B. & Owen, W. (2009). Unique Strategies and Technological Solutions for systems Engineering Distance Education. In T. Bastiaens et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (pp. 1890-1895), Vancouver, B.C.
  • Roberts, B. & Owen, W. (2010). Challenges in Distance Learning Program Development and Delivery. In Proceedings of the 8th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education 2010 (pp. 2735-2740). Honolulu, HI
  • Owen, W., Roberts, B., & Russell, J. (2010). A Business Policy Framework for Public Sector Distance Education. Presented at the 17th Annual Education Technology Conference, Campus Technology. Boston, MA.
  • Roberts, B. & Owen, W. (2010) Finding the Right blend of Delivery Options for Systems Engineering Distance Education. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies. Barcelona, Spain.
  • Roberts, B. & Owen, W. (2010) Administering Distance Education Programs: Current Challenges and Solutions. In Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Madison, WI.



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