Meet the Staff of Adventures in Lifelong Learning

Dr. Anne M. Roberti

Executive Director of English Language Programs and Community Education


Phone number: 508-215-5713

Dr. Anne M. Roberti is the Director of English Language Programs and Community Education, and is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Division of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education (DGCE).  She oversees the Academic English Language Programs (AELP), Community English Language Program (CELP), as well as Adventures in Lifelong Learning for adults aged 60+ residing in MetroWest communities and coordinates the M.Ed. TESL program. 

Dr. Roberti holds a PhD in Educational Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, a CAS in International Education from Harvard University, a MA in TESOL from Columbia University, and a BS in Linguistics and French from Georgetown University.  Additionally, she has experienced life as an international student as she studied French at Université de Nice, in France, and Spanish at Universidad Católica, in Ecuador. 

She has extensive experience in teaching English as an additional language to young children through adults in their elder years.  She began her career teaching in the Framingham and Brookline Public Schools, and has taught in community college, undergraduate, and graduate programs.  After completing her doctoral studies, Dr. Roberti transitioned from teaching English to providing instruction in practitioner-training programs and administrating university English language programs. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Association of Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages (MATSOL).

Maureen DeJong

Adventures in Lifelong Learning Outreach Coordinator


Phone:  508-215-5127

Maureen DeJong is the outreach coordinator for Adventures in Lifelong Learning at FSU, a program that offers short-term courses to adults over the age of 60 in the MetroWest Boston communities and beyond.  In her role as outreach Coordinator, Maureen conducts outreach to include new participants in the program, with a focus on socially isolated elders; in addition, she assists participants during registration and while the program is in session.  Maureen previously worked as an administrative assistant for the Advising Center and Family Engagement at FSU, as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Wayland MA Council on Aging, and as an administrative coordinator for several non-profit organizations. Maureen received her BA in English from Framingham State University; she loved being a continuing education student and is thrilled to be part of a program that fosters lifelong learning.  Maureen is an avid reader who has enjoyed volunteering her time delivering library books to homebound patrons. She enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes but is happiest spending time meandering through the woods and finding new birds to add to her birder’s life list.