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Ross M Lence Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities awarded to Dr. Romero

romero_tDr. Romero teaches the first half of the American history survey as well as undergraduate and graduate courses on colonial American, Native American, Atlantic world, and public history. He was a 2011-2012 recipient of a University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award for his work on undergraduate Core Curriculum courses.

Setting a high bar for himself. Beyond conveying the facts, he wants his students to engage with the material, to see history as a process, to take part in the process, learn how to find sources, and hunt for documents like using a treasure map. Rather than class lectures to provide the basic content, Dr. Romero creates a series of short online lecture modules, allowing him to use class time for discovery. 

Romero is also an active participant in the Center for Public History. As co-director of the "Gulf Coast Food Project" he collaborates with Dr. Monica Perales and Dr. Temple Northup on a number of projects, such as, the speaker's series, "Food for Thought," and an oral history project, titled "La Louisiane en Tejas: Gulf Coast Foodways in Southeast Texas."