A magna cum laude graduate with highest distinction in Russian language and literature from Dartmouth College (B.A.), Dr. Roney pursued his M.A. and Ph.D. at The Ohio State University. While an undergraduate, he received the Cloise Appleton Crane Award for Russian and citations for his work on the Russian byliny, Russian linguistics and Homer. He has studied abroad in the Soviet Union and Poland with grants from the American Council of Learned
Societies and the International Research and Exchange Board.
His teaching experience includes appointments as a graduate teaching assistant and National Defense Education Act grantee at The Ohio State University, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky, and assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire.
While at the University of New Hampshire, he participated in the Discovery grant program to plan computer-assisted instruction materials for language instruction, and received grants for work on a book and anthology on Polish literary theory.
With special interests in Russian and Polish literature, literary theory, science fiction, postmodernism and romanticism, he has taught all levels of Russian language, literature and culture.
Professor Roney has presented nearly two dozen papers at professional language conferences, workshops, and symposiums.
He has contributed reviews to such publications as the Slavic and East European Journal, Literary Studies in Poland, and the Russian Language Journal and has written a number of articles.
In addition, Professor Roney has taken on many administrative and advising duties at institutions where he has taught serving on a variety of committees, and has chaired several conference sections at professional association meetings.
Other languages Professor Roney has some working knowledge of include French, German, Latin, Czech, and Ancient Greek.
Professor Roney is married to Deborah and has two children.