B.A. Journalism, University of Bucharest; B.A., M.A. Philosophy, West University of Timisoara; M.A. Business Administration, Trinity Western University; M.A., Ph.D. Biblical Studies, University of Chicago; M.S. Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Romulus Daniel Stefanut is the School of Theology librarian and faculty in library instruction and theology. He has been serving in this capacity since July 2016. Prior to coming to Sewanee, Stefanut occupied several teaching and librarian positions at Banat University, Dordt College, Lake Forest College, Wilbur Wright College and most recently at the University of Chicago’s Mansueto and Regenstein Library.  

With more than 14 years of experience in teaching at the college level and with seven years of library experience, Stefanut is very passionate about equipping students with the skills needed for close reading of texts, research and writing, as well as moving library collections and instruction into the digital age. He will teach classes on bibliography, research, and writing in the School of Theology as well as electives in Early Christian literature. For the wider University community he will be facilitating workshops on religion and film, library technology, and coordinating reading groups focused on classical religious texts. He is looking forward to expanding the duPont Library collections and services to include close reading of texts, quality research, and persuasive academic and professional writing.

Research Interests
  • Philo of Alexandria (Hellenistic Judaism)
  • Wisdom Literature (Hebrew Bible and Ancient near East)
  • Johannine Literature (New Testament)
  • Eucharist Theology (Church Fathers and Mothers)
  • Information Seeking Research Behavior (Library Science)
  • Ancient Libraries (Library of Alexandria, Philo's Library, Eusebius' Library)