Prior to her appointment with the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Roxana L. Cazan served as an Assistant Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania, where she taught world and postcolonial literature and creative writing. She received her MA degree in English studies from the University of Louisville, KY, her MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University Bloomington, IN, and her PhD in English (comparative ethnic and postcolonial studies) from Indiana University Bloomington, IN.
Roxana is the treasurer for the Society for Romanian Studies, an international interdisciplinary academic organization dedicated to promoting the professional study, criticism, and research of all aspects of Romanian culture and civilization, particularly concerning the countries of Romania and Moldova. Roxana also serves as a board member for the Oklahoma City Writers Inc. Prior to her move to Oklahoma in 2019, Roxana volunteered as a board member of the Refugee Working Group (RWG), a non-governmental organization located in Indiana, PA. RWG offers educational resources about migrants and displaced individuals, advocacy for the protection and rights of refugees and immigrants, and safe spaces for the safeguarding, resettlement, and integration of refugees in Central Pennsylvania.
In her private life, Roxana is a translator of Romanian and a poet.