William Romanowski

William Romanowski


  • BA - Indiana University of Pennsylvania, English, 1976
  • MA - Youngstown State University, English, 1981
  • PhD - Bowling Green State University, American culture studies, 1990.


  • Recipient of a fellowship and faculty research award from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Academic interests

  • American religion and film
  • Popular art and culture
  • American film history


Eyes Wide Open: Looking for God in Popular Culture Video Series. A three-part Video/DVD series based on the book of the same title.

  • 2002 Aegis Award Winner (previous winners include NBC News, Warner Bros. Pay-TV, ESPN2 and the Discovery Channel); 2002 Communicator Award of Distinction

Pop Culture Wars: Religion and the Role of Entertainment in American Life. 3rd edition. (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1996).

Dancing in the Dark: Youth, Popular Culture and the Electronic Media. (et al.). (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Williams B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1991).

  • This publication is the result of a collaborative effort of six Fellows in the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship 1988-89.

Risky Business: Rock in Film. (with R. Serge Denisoff). (New Brunswick: Transaction Books, 1991).


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