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
Since his retirement he has given talks and workshops on ecospirituality,
extraterrestrial intelligence and meditation practice. He regularly teaches
adult education courses and gives meditation workshops. An active member of the
Catholic Peace Fellowship, he writes a column on environmental topics for the
He has a small desktop publishing business in which he produces newsletters and
mailings for several non-profit organizations and maintains databases for the
mailings. He has typeset a number of books for several publishers.
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. They are interested in
shamanic and Native American spirituality and are members of the Center for the
Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence.