Patrick Palermo

Professor Emeritus

Full-Time Faculty, Emeritus


Email: Patrick Palermo
Phone: 937-229-3775


Dr. Palermo came to the University of Dayton in 1971 and is currently professor emeritus in the Department of History. He has served the University in various capacities, including the founding director of the University Honors Program, and associate provost, where he took a leadership role in many University initiatives. Dr. Palermo is deeply involved in the Dayton community, serving on numerous boards for cultural and service organizations. He has had published a variety of pieces on higher education, American political culture and community formation, and progressivism.

Faculty Perspective

As an educator my goal is to help students develop into well educated servant leaders as well as to assist students in achieving their personal educational goals.

Research Interests

  • American higher education
  • American political culture
  • Progressivism


  • Ph.D., 1974
  • M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1967
  • B.A., Fordham College, 1966