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Dr. Ronald J. Ambrosetti, Ph.D.


IEM, Certificate in Higher Education Administration, Harvard University

Ph.D., English, Bowling Green State University, Ohio

Concentrations:  American Literature (Area) and the Novel (Genre)

Graduate courses in English,. The University of Texas at Austin

M.A., English, minor in folklore and popular literature, Bowling Green University, Ohio

Thesis:  "Melville's Cloister and Hearth"

A.B., English, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD

Undergraduate courses in Classical Languages, St. Charles College, Baltimore

(Competency in Latin, Greek, French, Italian; knowledge of Polish and German)



Provost and Dean of the College, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, N.Y.


Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Academic Resources
California State University at Dominguez Hills, Los Angeles (Carson), CA.


Dean of the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences, Roger Williams University, Bristol, R.I.


Associate Dean of the Faculty, SUNY College at Fredonia, Fredonia, N.Y.


Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, SUNY College at Fredonia, Fredonia, N.Y.




Professor of English, SUNY College at Fredonia, 1992-1997

Associate Professor of English, SUNY College at Fredonia, 1979-1992

Fulbright Senior Lecturer in American Studies, Coimbra University, Portugal, 1981

Assistant Professor of English, SUNY College at Fredonia, 1976-1979

Assistant Professor and Assistant to the Dean, Allied Programs, Baylor University, 1974-1976

Assistant Professor, U.S. Army-Baylor University, 1969-1974 (59 months, Active Duty, U.S. Army)

Instructor and Graduate Assistant in English, Bowling Green University, 1967-1969



Single Author Book:    

"Eric Ambler,"  New York:  Twayne-Macmillan, 1994

Co-Authored Edited Books:   

"Eye on the Future:  Popular Culture."  Second  Edition. Bowling Green, Ohio:  The Popular Press, 1993.

"Continuities In Popular Culture and Curricula," Second Edition.  Bowling Green, Ohio:  The Popular Press, 1993.

Chapter in Encyclopedia Reference:   

"Eric Ambler," British Writers, Volume IV. Ed. Charles Scribners Sons Publishing Co., September 1997.

Article in Book:

“The World of Eric Ambler: From Detective to Spy.” Dimensions of Detective Fiction, Bowling Green, Ohio: PopularPress, 1976 (Reprinted twice by The University of California Press and The Gale Research Corporation).

Co-Editor of Special Edition of Journal:

Edition of Journal of Popular Culture devoted to American Ethnic Theater.
Vol. 19:3, 1985.



Value In American Wildlife Art"The Beast-Fable Kingdom:  Paradigms for Paradise," published address in ,Proceedings of the 1992 Forum, The Roger Troy Peterson Institute of Natural History, Jamestown, N.Y., December 1992.

"Value in Wildlife:  Value in Art, Paradigms for Understanding American Wildlife Art," Panel Discussion with Roderick Frazier Nash (U. of California at Santa Barbara) and Marcia Eaton (U. of Minnesota) in Value in American Wildlife Art, Sept. 1992.

" Next Door to Earthly Paradise: Mythic Pattern in Italian-American Drama," Journal of Popular Culture (Winter, 1985).

"Folklore, Myth, and the Archtypal Western," The Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas.



Faculty Advisor, The Newman Club
The Newman Center, SUNY Fredonia

Writing Partner, Seventh Grade English
Fredonia, New York Central School System

Guest Speaker, Project H.O.P.E.  (Hispanics Organized for Progress in Education)  Dunkirk, N.Y.

Past Lead External Reviewer for two 5-year "Periodic Review Reports" conducted by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.