Dr. Mark Roberts
Dean of Learning Resources
Dr. Mark E. Roberts came to ORU after a nearly eight-year career in book publishing and several years of pastoral and college teaching experience. He seeks to expand the benefits of the Holy Spirit Research Center (HSRC), a special collection within the University Library that centers on materials concerning the Holy Spirit from biblical times to the present. These include reports on the Spirit’s activity and responses to it, especially in ecclesial movements, throughout Christian history, ecumenically and globally. The Center is now digitizing resources for global access through ORU’s Digital Showcase.
Besides directing the HSRC, Roberts also works as a reference librarian; helps the university host intellectual and creative events, after chairing ORU’s Faculty Christian Worldview Committee for three years; teaches courses in New Testament, English and the Humanities occasionally; and teaches the Bible in churches. For hobbies, he publishes freelance and through Word & Spirit Press and plays French horn freelance and for an orchestra and Tulsa’s SilverTop Brass ensemble.
From Vista, California, Roberts attended Palomar College, graduated from Jackson (Miss.) College of Ministries, earned his BA in Religion from Mississippi College, an MA in English from The Ohio State University and an MA and PhD in New Testament from Vanderbilt University. He and Carol, his wife of nearly forty years, have four adult children and four grandchildren.