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Romer to chair foreign languages and literatures

(July 7, 2005)   —   Frank Romer, a professor of classics at the University of Arizona, has been named chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at East Carolina University, effective Aug. 1.

“We try to recruit leading scholars from the major research universities and Dr. Frank Romer is the latest example of how this practice works for us,” said Keats Sparrow, dean of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences. “His professional experience at Arizona will enable him to bring a valuable vision for the future to our Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.”

Romer’s professional experiences range from teaching, academic administration and academic writing to archaeological excavations.

Romer holds degrees in classics from New York University and Stanford University and has taught at several institutions, including Johns Hopkins University. His academic awards include a National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Seminar at the American Academy in Rome, a travel grant from the American Council of Learned Societies and membership in the School of Historical Studies at Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study.

He will succeed Sylvie Debevec Henning, who has beennamed director of the Master of Arts in International Studies programat ECU.


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