Aldemaro Romero
Dean, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
Baruch College
City University of New York

Dr. Aldemaro Romero is the Dean and Professor at the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College, City University of New York.

He has developed a significant number of outreach programs that include, but are not limited to, use of traditional media as well as the emerging electronic, social ones.  He has produced/directed/written/hosted hundreds of TV and radio shows while writing hundreds of non-academic pieces in the form of regular newspaper columns and magazine articles.

Dr. Romero has been involved in the visual and performing arts. His father was a symphony orchestra composer and conductor, and he has followed his footsteps by conducting his and other composers’ music. Dr. Romero’s and his wife are collectors and patrons of visual arts. Pieces of their collection have been exhibited in New York City galleries in order to raise funds for his institution.

He has been a member of ICFAD for 12 years. During that time, Dr. Romero has been Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and currently serves as a Board Member. As such he has developed a policy statement titled “Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Faculty for Institutions of Higher Education.” He also developed ICFAD’s strategy for social media. Together with Dr. Steven Peters, he has co-edited ICFAD’s book Leonardo’s Children: Stories on Creativity by Fine Arts Leaders that will Blow your Mind, co-authored by numerous ICFAD members and he is currently organizing ICFAD’s 2020 International Symposium in Barcelona, Spain.

He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Barcelona, Spain, and his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Miami, Florida. He has published more than 1,000 pieces including more than 30 books and monographs. He has been awarded numerous grants as well as prizes for his research and public outreach work.