John G. Romo, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Mathematics, Oklahoma State University
M.S. Mathematics, Oklahoma State University
B.A. Mathematics, Trinity University
Associate Professional, Mathematics
Central Academic Building 351C
Office (210) 784-2215
Dr. Romo, a native of San Antonio, received a B.A. in Mathematics from Trinity University. He earned his M.S and Ph.D. in Mathematics from Oklahoma State University focusing on harmonic analysis. After serving on the faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he taught mathematics and computer science while pursing research interests, he joined the federal sector where his work involved numerical analysis, modeling and simulation, artificial intelligence, software engineering, intelligent tutoring systems, decision support systems, and technology transfer applications. He also served as a technical director providing operations research support for conducting and directing studies to address human factors, human system technology, training, and operational medical support issues. Dr Romo also worked as an independent systems consultant providing analytic support to business and non-profit organizations. In addition, he has served as director for a local, state and national mathematics outreach program for high/middle school students. Throughout his career, Dr. Romo has enjoyed the diverse applications, challenges, and highly talented people he has worked with, along with the continuing opportunities to learn and teach in various academic and non-academic environments. His current research interests focus on mathematics education issues and practices that directly support TAMU-SA program development.
Dr. Romo believes that while the academic encounter should be an affirming, challenging and growth-filled time for students and that formal education is fundamental to the intellectual, social and overall development of students, it still is a mere snapshot of a students’ lifetime learning experience. Accordingly, his teaching philosophy is grounded on core values based on truth and respect, guiding principles that seek to explore and understand, teaching practices that challenge and guide learners, and strive to instill life-long learning while sensitive to the context of individual and societal realities.