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Stephen D. Roberson, Ph.D.

Stephen D. Roberson is a physicist from Fort Worth, Texas. He has over 15 years of professional experience doing research on nanosecond and femtosecond pulsed laser research projects. He currently works as the lead physicist for the Applied Physics division at 4S Silversword Sofware and Services developing state of the art optical communication hardware. 

He is also a tireless volunteer working closely with a number of organizations that are dedicated to strengthening historical Black colleges and universities and increasing Black participation in all levels of STEM, especially in physics. He currently serves as the president-elect of the National Society of Black Physicists.

He is married to Dr. Monica Roberson. Together, they own and operate the Roberson School of Music, an award winning music school in Columbia, MD. 

  • Scientist

    Dr. Roberson has over 15 years of experience as a professional scientist working on pulsed laser projects for the US Army. He currently works as a Senior Scientist of Systems Development contracted to work at the C5ISR center at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds Army base. The current focus of his research involves experimental and computational ultrafast laser material interactions. Click the button below to learn more about his professional history and current endeavors.

  • HBCU Advocate

    As a two time graduate of an historically Black university, Dr. Roberson has dedicated many volunteer hours to HBCUs to advocate for their continued growth and success. He recently served on the board of the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association, his alma mater, as the Media and Technology Chairperson. Click the button below to learn more about the advocacy work he has done for the FAMU NAA as well as other organization devoted to strengthening HBCUs.

  • Blacks in Physics

    Dr. Roberson has worked with a number of organizations devoted to increasing participation at all levels within science technology engineeering and math (STEM) professions. He is a life member of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP). He also serves on the national board of NSBP as the Administrative Executive Officer and was recently elected president-elect of the organization. Click the button below to learn more about his work with NSBP and other minority STEM advocacy organizations.