Stephen Romanoff, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Director of Russell Scholars Program
New York University, Ph.D.
Professor Romanoff received his Ph.D. in Educational Humanities and English Education from New York University in 1984. His interest in the humanities extend from the inter-relatedness of all things and our limitless options for peace through creativity and communication. He directs and teaches in the internationally- recognized Russell Scholars Program, an interdisciplinary residential learning-community on the Gorham campus. Russell Scholars students from all majors complete many core requirements through collaborative learning in linked courses that emphasize writing, critical thinking, and service.
Prof. Romanoff's article entitled "A Case Study: Linking Students Across Geographical and Cultural Distances" recently appeared in New Directions for Teaching and Learning, (Jossey-Bass, Summer 2003). His other research includes traditional song, as well as writing and performing his own songs with his internationally- acclaimed folk ensemble, Schooner Fare. Prof. Romanoff published a book of songs, a CD, and has received several awards from the American Society of Composers, Artists, and Publishers (ASCAP). He recently performed his songs at Portland's Merrill Auditorium with the Portland Opera Repertory Theater Orchestra with Boston Pops conductor, Bruce Hangen. In the fall of 2003, he will return to Washington, D.C. to perform at Wolf Trap, America's National Park for the Performing Arts.
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