Gateway to Service….. Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

L. Melvin Roberts


Education Profile:

PhD, Chemistry (Inorganic), Texas A & M University, 1994
BS, Chemistry, Southwestern Adventist University, 1989


Dr. Roberts was born and raised in the Ozarks of southwestern Missouri. Upon completion of his undergraduate and graduate work in Texas, he joined the faculty at Washington Adventist University where he continued to teach. His primary research background is a redox titrations of metalloenzymes.

Current Professional Activities:

Beyond the classroom, Dr. Roberts engages in a variety of service projects on and off campus. He serves as the Assessment Coordinator of student learning for the university and coordinates the “Friends of Sligo Creek” projects for the university’s biannual Service Day. He is an active member of the Beltsville SDA Church. While still interested in metalloenzymes, his interests have expanded into novel battery designs.


School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.