Years at Knox: 1998 to present
M.Ed., Education, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 2002.
B.A., Psychology, Allegheny College, 1990.
"'Allegheny College.' Green Education: An A-to-Z Guide." Schroth, S.T., Romano, V.M. SAGE Publications. 21 Jul. 2011.
"If You Build It They Will Come: Advancing Gifted Education Through Advocacy." Schroth, S.T., Helfer, J.A., Romano, V.M., Gonshorek, D.O., and Johnson, C.E. Illinois Association for Gifted Children Journal 10 (2010): 10-18.
Campus & Community Involvement
Phi Delta Kappa-President Elect 2009.
Member, International Reading Association.
Member, Illinois Reading Council.
Member, Society for Developmental Education.
What Students Say
"Professor Romano is a friend, a mentor and a wealth of technological and educational knowledge. The goal of liberal arts is to make a person more well-rounded, empathetic and able to deal with the real world. Vicky embodies all of these goals and makes it a personal mission that any who are lucky enough to encounter her acquire these skills as well. She is rational, realistic and helpful and only asks that her students give the absolute best. During my time of knowing her, my life has been changed for the better and for good."
-Jordan Lanfair, Elementary Education/Language, Pedagogy and Culture Major
Leading up to a worldwide event -- Gun Control Theatre Action Week, May 27 through June 2 -- a play by Knox College theatre professor Neil Blackadder was selected for a new collection, "24 Gun Control Plays."
Rana Tahir, a double major in creative writing and political science, wrote dozens of poems and created 29 paintings after interviewing Kuwaiti residents about the 1990 Iraqi occupation.
Knox College awarded more than $3,000 in prizes in the 2013 Al Young Art Show. Organizing 200 art works in an array of media is a challenge, according student Katie O'Connor, who helped arrange the entries.