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Dr. Todd Romero

Todd Romero, Ph.D., is a history professor who researches and teaches early American and, increasingly, food and public history. In addition to his Faculty-in-Residence (FIR) assignment for The Quad, Romero serves as the associate dean for undergraduate studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. He has been at the University of Houston for 18 years. 

Romero is a child of the Intermountain West, born in New Mexico and primarily raised in Colorado. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Colorado, a master’s degree in american studies, and a doctorate degree in history from Boston College. 

Romero lives in The Quad with his wife, Sarah Wolff-Romero, and their two sons, Alec and Elias, and their two pets, Orbit (dog) and Rosie (cat). Wolff-Romero is a magnet coordinator at a nearby high school, and their sons attend East End schools and enjoy living on campus. Alec is interested in Houston sports, car culture and music, while his brother Elias remains passionate about arts, anime and soccer. They are a family with many hobbies. Romero is an enthusiastic cook and bread baker. Wolff-Romero is a quilter who enjoys a wide range of crafts, and the boys love camping, playing games, music and art, and exploring this region.  

Students residing at The Quad are encouraged to contact Romero directly for information on upcoming FIR programming activities.