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Dominic M. Roberti, professor emeritus of chemistry at St. Joseph's University, is a graduate of St. Joseph's in the class of 1955, where he was a chemistry major. He went on for a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at Princeton University, after which he worked as a research chemist at DuPont. He left DuPont to teach at Villanova University, from which he returned to his alma mater to teach in the chemistry department.

At St. Joseph's, he served for a time as Director of the Honors Program, Associate Academic Dean, Assistant to the Academic Vice President, and University Editor. In addition to general and physical chemistry, he has taught courses in the history and philosophy of science, the environment, energy alternatives and food and nutrition. Interested from his undergraduate days in questions of philosophy and religion, he has continued these interests to the present time.

Since his retirement he has given talks and workshops on ecospirituality, extraterrestrial intelligence and meditation practice. An active member of the Catholic Peace Fellowship, he writes a column on environmental topics for the CPF Newsletter. His book, Essays for Gaia, was published in 2012.

A survivor of prostate cancer, he is a participant in the activities of the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia, where he also serves as a volunteer.

He is married to Carole (nee Miller) Roberti, and they have two children and six grandchildren. A cancer survivor, Carole has an MA in English, is a certified medical assistant and a Reiki master, and she works part time as a medical transcriptionist for an obstetrics/gynecology practice and volunteers at the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia.