After completing four years of service in the Israel Defense Forces, as a career officer with the rank of Lt. Col., he earned a B.A. in historical geography and economics at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. For 10 years he headed the Israel Ministry of Tourism Guide School, before commencing his publishing career with the production of a tour guides’ magazine that would develop into ERETZ Magazine, the geographic magazine of Israel.
Roman has written extensively on history and geography of Israel and the Jewish people, among others a guide to Israel and Jerusalem, and five books including a book on Masada, and a book on Herod the Great. He is in great demand as a speaker on Israel lore.