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The Passing of Dr. Albert Roberts
by Lloyd Sloan - Howard University
It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Albert Roberts, Chairman, Department of Psychology and Chapter Psi Chi advisor.
Dr. Roberts received the BS degree in elementary education from Coppin State College, and the MA and PhD degrees in developmental psychology from Emory University.
Dr. Roberts began his career at Howard University in 1971, serving as an assistant professor of psychology. In his 33 years at Howard University, he went on to hold the positions of associate professor and associate chairman of psychology and associate dean of the Graduate School before assuming his current chairmanship in July 1999. Dr. Roberts mentored scores of masters and doctoral students who now serve among the nation's leading scholars and administrators in psychology. For over 30 years, he was the principal academic advisor for psychology majors, now numbering nearly eighty graduates per year. Dr. Roberts was active nationally in scholarship and in leadership within the National Black Child Development Association, the American Psychological As-sociation and the Association of Black Psychologists.
Dr. Albert Roberts advised several student organizations but none more enthusiastically than his beloved Psi Chi. He served as the chapter's advisor for 25 years. He is very much missed at Howard University and our condolences go out to the family, loved ones, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Roberts.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel on the campus of Howard University. In lieu of flowers, please make any contributions payable to:
c/o the Dr. Albert Roberts Student Scholarship
Fund in Psychology
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Spring 2005 issue of Eye on Psi Chi (Vol. 9, No. 3, p. 61), published by Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology (Chattanooga, TN). Copyright, 2005, Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology. All rights reserved.