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
Knox's Team X-Ray places second among 15 liberal arts colleges that competed in an intense regional contest involving programming teams from colleges and universities in five states.
Finals and term projects can be more than tests and papers, as Knox College faculty make engaging assignments and exams -- including design your own superhero -- to evaluate student academic achievements.
A Knox College graduate and vice president of development at the Greater Peoria Business Alliance, Jim Lynch is among the young leaders recognized by InterBusiness Issues magazine.