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Spring 2024 Office Hours
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Per aspera ad astra." ("Through hardships to the stars.")


Roman S. Garo is a twenty-one year resident of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, Summa Cum Laude, from Coastal Carolina University and a Master of Arts Degree with Distinction in English Literature from Mercy College. Professor Butingaro's Master's thesis, "Allegorical Alchemy: Microcosmic Man and Christian Eschatology in the Poetry of John Donne,"​ focused on the relationship between religion and the alchemical processes of putrefaction, incineration, and transmutation in Donne's metaphysical poetry. Professor Garo has taught at Coastal Carolina University in the Department of English since 2010, and teaches Composition as well as Composition and Critical Reading courses.


M.A., in English Literature, Mercy College

B.A., in History, Coastal Carolina University 

Teaching Areas

Composition; Literature

Research Areas 

Literature; Alchemical Symbolism in Literature 

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