Roland has lived and worked in the former USSR and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Micronesia. His teaching philosophy is to treat each student as a marvelous human being.
Taking the Kids to Italy
Breakfast with Buddha
The Talk-Funny Girl
Revere Beach Elegy
7 years faculty of Bennington College. 3 years adjunct at Amherst College.
Massachusetts Book Awards in both fiction and non-fiction. Maria Thomas Fiction Award for best novel by a Peace Corps Volunteer. Alex Award from American Library Association for The Talk-Funny Girl. One of five best books on religion in 2013 from Publishers Weekly for Vatican Waltz.
M.A., Brown University
B.A., Brown University