Paul Morman

Professor Emeritus



Paul Morman is a graduate of the University of Dayton, where he received a B.A. degree in 1965 with a major in history. He attended Bowling Green State University, receiving an M.A. in history in 1966. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the Pennsylvania State University with an emphasis upon intellectual history in the 17th and 18th centuries. He also holds a M.S. degree in computer science from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Dr. Morman taught history for 21 years in the State University of New York at Oswego where he also served as department chairperson and dean of Arts and Sciences. From 1990 to 2004, he served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Dayton.

Faculty Perspective

It has been a privilege and an honor to serve as dean of arts and sciences at my alma mater for the last thirteen years. The University of Dayton is a place where faculty and students can flourish in an environment of mutual support. It is a place where faculty take seriously the responsibility to educate the whole person, and where students can find those faculty/student relationships that are essential to success in personal and professional life.

Research Interests

  • 17th and 18th century intellectual history, with a particular emphasis upon the dynamics of religious (in)tolerance

Selected Publications

"Rationalism in Defense of Christianity," in Apologétique 1680-1740. Sauvetage ou naufrage de la théologie?, édités par Maria-Christina Pitassi. Publications de la faculté de théologie de l' université de Genéve, No. 15. Genéve 1991.

François Poullain de la Barre, The Equality of the Two Sexes, translated with an Introduction by A. Daniel Frankforter and Paul J. Morman (Edwin Mellen Press, 1989). A translation, with introduction, of a 1673 feminist treatise. 189 pages.

Noël Aubert de Versé: A Study in the Concept of Toleration (Edwin Mellen Press, 1987). Scholarly monograph, 282 pages.

"Rationalism and the Occult: The 1962 Case of Jacques Aymar, Dowser par Excellence," Journal of Popular Culture, Spring 1986, Vol 19, No. 4. pp. 119-129.