St. Bonaventure University

Faculty Emeriti

Professors from all schools in the university who have been bestowed the title of "emeritus" upon retirement from full-time teaching.

The title of professor emeritus is an honorary designation that may be awarded to recognize those who have retired with the earned rank of associate professor or professor after at least 10 years of full-time meritorious service to the university and their field of knowledge. While no longer full-time faculty members, some continue to teach on occasion as adjunct instructors.

Panzarella, Patrick


School of Arts and Sciences

Professor Emeritus, English
  • Medieval Literature
  • Clare College courses
  • English required courses and electives
  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1977.
  • M.A., University of Rhode Island, 1965.
  • B.A., St. Mary's College of California, 1964.

University Service

  • Faculty member 1965 to present
  • Alumni Reunion Committee: 26 years
  • Arts Undecided Advisor: approximately 15 years
  • Director Freshman Composition: 30 years
  • Director Learning/Teaching Fellows (2004)
  • Campus Ministry Council: three years
  • Clare College Advisory Council: five years
  • Coordinator Core Curriculum (Clare College) Composition and Critical Thinking: three years
  • Chair Intellectual Journey Assessment Committee: one year
  • Chair University Curriculum Committee: three years
  • Director of St. Bonaventure University Study in Italy Program: 2003-present
  • English Department Curriculum Committee: six years
  • Faculty Senator: fifteen years
  • Higher Education Opportunity Program Advisory Committee: two years
  • Middle States Evaluation Committees
  • Honor Council: three years
  • University Athletic Board
  • University Computer Committee
  • University Finance Committee: five years
  • University Compensation Committee: eight years
  • Men’s Varsity Tennis Coach (NCAA Division I): 30 years
  • Founder and Women’s Varsity Tennis Coach (NCAA Division I): 21 years
  • Founder and Director of The St. Bonaventure Study in Italy Program (2004)
  • Initiator of St. Bonaventure affiliation with Academic Centers Abroad: Perugia, Florence, Rome, Barcelona (2005)

University Honors

  • Inducted into the St. Bonaventure Athletic Hall of Fame:  2003
  • Received the University Excellence in Service Award: 2008

Scholarly and Professional Activities

  • Presented
    • “Using Word Perfect in  Freshman Composition” at the New York State College English Conference.
    • “Contemporary Business Writing.”  The International Management Council.
    • “Freshman English:  New Horizons for the Same Old Syndrome.” The Four College Workshop.
    • “The Coincidence of Opposites in Chaucer.”  Submitted to The Medieval Conference in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
    • “The Multiple Personae of Chaucer’s Host in The Canterbury Tales.”
    • “Choosing the Right Software for a Course in Computer Assisted Composition.” 
    • “Caedmon’s Genesis.”  Plymouth, New Hampshire Medieval Conference.
  • Edited
    • “Sometimes Happy,  Sometimes Sad.”  A Poor Man’s Legacy: An Anthology of Franciscan Poetry.
    • “Painting without Canvas” the Ms version of Robert M. Stewart’s (O.F.M.) Making Peace with Cancer: A Franciscan Journey.
  • Reviewed
    • “An Introduction to MLA Documentation” for Holt/Rhinehart Winston
    • Untitled MS on Freshman Composition for Houghton Mifflin.
  • Introduced
    • John Fleming the keynote speaker at The Franciscan Institute’s “Celebration of Fifty Years of Teaching, Research, and Publication.”
  • Chaired
    • “The Relationship between Writer and Audience in Medieval Literature.”  The New York State College English Conference.
  • Attended 
    • The Centre for Medieval Studies annual conferences.  Toronto, Canada 
    • The Annual Medieval and Renaissance Conference , Kalamazoo, Michigan
    • The Medieval Conference, Plymouth, New Hampshire
    • The Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Conferences
    • The Four College Consortium Annual Meetings
    • The New York State College English Conference
“Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche.”
Antifraternalism in 14th C. England.

Community Service

  • Cattaraugus County Task Force on Youth: two years.
  • Licensed New York State Emergency Medical Technician: five years.
  • Director of CCD at St. John’s Parish: five years.
  • Special Olympics Committee Chairman: one year.
  • United States Tennis Association Clinician: 12 years