Dr. Romero obtained B.A. degrees in French, Spanish, and Linguistics from Rice University and a Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics from Georgetown University. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on linguistics, translation, and Spanish for the professions at Georgetown University, the University of Texas Pan-American (now UT-RGV), Texas A&M University, University of Houston’s Continuing Studies, and at the University of Houston’s Law Center. He is Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics at the University of Houston-Downtown, where he directs a minor in Translation and another in Interpreting.
Dr. Romero’s research focuses on Spanish for Special Purposes, Heritage Learners, bilingualism, and contact varieties of Spanish. He has been working as a legal and medical translator since 2001, and he received certificates in Medical Interpreting and in Criminal Proceedings Interpreting from the Southern California School of Interpretation. He has combined his research experience in linguistics and professional training to implement courses in Translation, Interpreting, Medical Spanish, and Legal Spanish, including a Beginner Spanish for Lawyers course at the UH Law Center.