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author , Humanities educator

Paul Jerome Croce is an American humanities educator and author. He has written on subjects ranging from the breakdown of mass culture to the influence of animated film pioneer Walt Disney on Popular culture.


Paul Jerome Croce was born on June 24, 1957 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Andrew Philip and Agnes (Wilson) Croce.


Croce gained a B.A. degree from Georgetown University in 1979. Thereafter he got a Master of Arts degree from Brown University in 1981. In 1987 Croce received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in American Civilization from Brown University.


Croce started his career as a tutor and teaching assistant at Brown University, Providence in 1976-1985. From 1985 till 1987 he was a visiting assistant professor at Georgetown University and United States Agency for International Development, Washington. Then he was a visiting assistant professor at Rollins College (Winter Park, Florida, 1987-1989), an assistant professor of American studies at Stetson U. (DeLand, Florida, since 1989). Croce organized conference sessions for Florida Teachers of History, California American Studies Association, Cheiron, History of Science Society, Organization of American Historians, American Academy of Religion, and the American Studies Association between 1988 and 1996.

Thereafter he served as a panelist for the National Endowment of Humanities Summer Stipends in American History (in 1991), served on the dissertation prize committee of the Forum for the History of Human Science. He has also presented papers at many conferences and lectured in several academic arenas, and appeared on radio talk shows.


  • Croce received Pi Sigma Alpha in 1979. He also got Brown University teaching fellowship, between 1981 and 1983 and research grants in 1984 and 1985. During his career, Croce got a number of fellowships and grants.


His religious beliefs are described as Catholic and Quaker.


Croce is an adherent to Democratic Party.


Quotations: “Writing is not my living. I love teaching, and I find that having my own writing projects helps me when evaluating my students’ writ¬ing. The diverse range of teaching across different times and topics helps keep the knowledge base broad, and that is an important context for writing even specialized books".


He has been a member of Cheiron (International Society for the History of the Behavioral and Social Sciences), American Academy of Religion, American Association of University Professors (local chapter representative), American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, American Studies Association, Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, History of Science Society, Charles Sanders Peirce Society, Society for Values in Higher Education, Southeastern Nineteenth Century Studies Association.


Paul Croce married Ann Jerome on December 28, 1985. The couple has 2 children: Peter Sloane, Elizabeth Wilson.

Andrew Philip Croce - government worker

Agnes (Wilson) Croce

Peter Sloane Croce

Elizabeth Wilson Croce

Ann Jerome - college professor