As Associate Professor of English, ESL, and Humanities I taught with the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) in the Pacific since January 1996. I retired from full-time employ (August 2009) and finally as adjunct (May 2020) owing to the COVID-19 crisis. Hobbies include jogging, hiking, camping, weightlifting, roller-coasters--and my beloved 1968 Rambler American antique auto for which I received Third Prize in the Hemmings (Motor News) National Antique Auto Show in Bennington, Vermont in August 1994 shortly before returning overseas. (The Rambler has now been thoroughly restoration.) I have written extensive travel, academic, and political essays and articles for regional, national, and international publications. I studied writing (both fiction and creative) for my third graduate degree (Humanities) from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

I'm a born and bred Connecticut Yankee currently living in South Korea with my wife where I continue to write after release of my novel OF ASHES AND DUST published in the fall of 2022 by Addison-Highsmith (imprint of Histria Books); it's an 88,500-word alternate-history apocalyptic doomsday thriller.

Other Works

Awards and Recognition

  • Publishers Weekly raves, “Distinguished by sparkling prose and an immersive narrative style, Roman’s story of liberty and revolution offers readers more than a vision of an American dystopia and a terrifying global conflict, reflecting the faultiness of real-world politics.”