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
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.