Dr. Matthew P. Szromba is an associate professor in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters and co-director of the Honors Program.

“I’m from Dayton, Ohio. I completed my undergraduate degree (BA) at St. Johns University in Collegeville, Minnesota. I completed both my graduate (MA) and doctorate degrees at Loyola University of Chicago. All my degrees are in history.

I did live in London for about six months. This is actually where I met my wife. I asked her out three times before she agreed to go out with me (one time she picked laundry over me). Our first date was at the London Zoo. Things worked out and we did get married. We have two sons now.

I started at Marian in the fall of 2006. I teach history, the introductory GEN 101 class, and co-direct the Honors Program. When not teaching, I enjoy bee-keeping, fishing, trivia, world-traveling (it brings history to life), and spending time with friends, family, and my neighbors. I enjoy meeting new people. My motto is “there is no such thing as a stranger, only people you haven’t met yet”.

My advice to students is put the phone down and have a conversation. We live in a world so technologically-connected that engaging in a conversation can be incredibly informative and therapeutic.”