Terrence J. Roberts was a 15 year old junior when he entered Little Rock Central High school. Despite the daily harassment, he completed his junior year, but moved with his family to Los Angeles the following year and graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1959.
Dr. Roberts received a BA in sociology from California State University at Los Angles in 1967. This was followed by an MS in social welfare in 1970 from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1970 and a Ph.D. in psychology from Southern Illinois University in 1976.
Dr. Roberts is CEO of Terrence J. Roberts & Associates, a management consultant firm devoted to fair and equitable practices. A much sought after speaker and presenter, Dr. Roberts maintains a private psychology practice and lectures and presents workshops and seminars on a wide variety of topics.
Dr. Roberts is the recipient of the Spingarn Medal and the Congressional Gold Medal. He serves on the boards of the Economic Resources Center in Southern California, the Western Justice Center Foundation, and the Little Rock Nine Foundation.
Dr. Roberts and his wife Rita are the parents of two adult daughters and live in Pasadena, California.