Roberta Alba, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of School Counseling and School Psychology
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5364
Fax: (626) 815-5351
Office Location: Building One, Room 216
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Roberta Clarke, Ed.D., brings over 25 years of varied professional experiences to APU having worked in the PK-12 public school system. The majority that time Clarke spent as a counselor in a large urban school district serving at high need, low income schools. Clarke’s area of focus is assisting future school counselors to be the Christian professionals God created them to be. Her commitment to students is to move them forward on their journey to become the collaborators, advocates, systems change agents, and leaders that they were called to be. As she instructs the next generation of school counselors to love, listen, learn, and then lead their students to their future success, Clarke relies on her life verse, Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” to guide her.


  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, PK-12 Specialization, California State University, Long Beach, 2014
  • M.S. in School Counseling, University of La Verne, 2000
  • B.A. in Speech Communication, California State University, Los Angeles, 1990


  • PPS Credential, 2000
  • Administrative Credential Tier 1, 2006
  • Education Specialist Credential, 2003
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, 1998

Academic Area

  • School of Education
    • Department of School Counseling and School Psychology

Courses Taught

  • EDCO 549 - Career Development Theories and Techniques
  • EDCO 592 - Foundations in Ethics and Research
  • EDCO 550 - Crisis/Trauma Response and Intervention
  • EDCO 528 - Community/Family, and School Collaboration
  • EDCO 533 - Counseling Theories and Techniques
  • EDCO 587 - PPS Leadership, Ethics, and Professionalism

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