Frank A. Salamone

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Iona College
Location: Rochester, New York, United States

Frank A. Salamone, Professor Emeritus at Iona College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in history and anthropology.

An educator and researcher of more than three decades, Dr. Salamone holds the honorable title of professor emeritus at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. He previously taught at the institution as an associate professor on their Yonkers and New Rochelle campuses between 1981 and 1993, having also been chair of sociology and anthropology. In addition, he was an online professor with the University of Phoenix for 16 years. In his research-driven career, Dr. Salamone was the recipient of a Fulbright Research Grant for Nigeria for 20 consecutive years, during which time he worked with the ethnic groups in Yauri, Nigeria. Offering his knowledge to print, he authored the 1974 work, “Gods and Goods in Africa: Persistence and Change in Ethnic and Religious Identity,” along with 119 academic publications and 558 scholastic citations.

Dr. Salamone earned a Bachelor of Arts from St. John Fisher College in 1961 and a Master of Arts from the University of Rochester in 1966. As his collegiate studies took place during the Vietnam War, one of his superiors found him “too activist” and had issues with him staying in his doctoral program. Subsequently, the head of the American Anthropological Association, Dr. Charles Frantz, invited him to study at the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo, where he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in 1973. The pair became good friends and Dr. Salamone believes he would not be where he is today if it were not for the guidance and influence of Dr. Frantz. To remain abreast of his industry, Dr. Salamone maintains professional affiliation with the American Anthropological Association, the African Studies Association and the Senior Anthropologists Association. Looking ahead, he aims to continue researching and writing, while also spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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