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Philosophy educator

Patrick Romanell, American Philosophy educator. Cutting Traveling and Carnegie fellow, 1945-1946; grantee American Philosophical Society, 1957, United States Public Health Service, 1960-1963.


Romanell, Patrick was born on October 2, 1912 in Bari, Italy. Son of Joseph and Mary (Brandonisio) Rl. came to the United States, 1920. Naturalized, 1928.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Brooklyn College, 1934; Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1936; Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1937.


Instructor philosophy, Brooklyn College, 1936-1941; instructor philosophy, Barnard College, New York City, 1941; professor philosophy, U. Panama, 1941-1944; professor, chairman philosophy department, Wells College, 1946-1952; professor medical philosophy, University Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1952-1962; joint professor philosophy and medical philosophy, U. Oklahoma, 1962-1965; H.Y. Benedict professor philosophy, University Texas at El Paso, 1965-1983. Fulbright professor of University Turin, 1952-1953. Smith Mundt professor of University Ecuador, 1956.

Department State specialist Center and South America, 1961, Chile, Paraguay, Peru,1975. Adjunct Professor Latin American studies, visiting scholar in philosophy, U. Arizona, since 1987.


Member American Philosophical Association (founder Patrick Romanell annual lecture on philosophical naturalism 1982), Latin American Studies Association, American Association History Medicine, American Association of University Professors, Brazilian Institute Philosophy, Southwestern (president 1961), Chilean, Peruvian philosophical societies, Phi Beta Kappa Associations (founder Romanell professorship in philosophy 1981).


Married Edna Pellegrino, June 25, 1939.

Joseph Rl

Mary (Brandonisio) Rl

Edna Pellegrino