Stephen Romanoff, professor of interdisciplinary studies and director of Russell Scholars Program received his Ph.D. in Educational Humanities and English Education from New York University. His focus on the humanities includes the inter-relatedness of all things and our limitless options for peace through creativity and communication. He is the founding-director of the Russell Scholars Program. Prof. Romanoff's article, "A Case Study: Linking Students Across Geographical and Cultural Distances," recently appeared in New Directions for Teaching and Learning, (Jossey-Bass). His other research includes the role of song in society as well as writing and performing his own songs with his internationally-acclaimed folk ensemble, Schooner Fare. A native of Portland, ME, Prof. Romanoff has published two books of songs, over a dozen CD’s, and has received several awards from the American Society of Composers, Artists, and Publishers (ASCAP). He has performed in-concert at the Newport Folk Festival, New York’s Lincoln Center, Washington’s Kennedy Center, and at Boston’s Symphony Hall with The Boston Pops Orchestra. He also performs annually at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.