Michael V. Namorato Jr., PhD Lent His Skill to Academia for Nearly 45 Years

Notably, Dr. Michael V. Namorato Jr. has been featured in Forbes and the Wall Street Journal

OXFORD, MS, February 03, 2023 — Dr. Michael V. Namorato Jr. has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

An educator of nearly 45 years, Dr. Michael V. Namorato Jr. excelled as a professor at the University of Mississippi before attaining emeritus status in 2013. First joining the university in the early 1970s, he taught as an assistant professor from 1973 to 1983 and as an associate professor from 1974 to 1998, at which point he was appointed as a full professor. During this period, Dr. Namorato taught numerous classes in history and mathematics, including American history, 20th-century America, economics and statistics, among others.

At the start of his professional journey, Dr. Namorato earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Iona College in 1969 and a Master of Arts in American history from Michigan State University in 1970, where he also served as a graduate student and assistant through 1971. Over the years, he gained valuable academic expertise as an instructor for Michigan State University from 1971 to 1973, through which he also attained a Doctor of Philosophy in 1975. Driven to further his knowledge, Dr. Namorato earned a certificate in statistical analysis through the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research that same year.

To accompany his teaching, Dr. Namorato is an acclaimed writer, including a biography of American economist Rexford Tugwell and two titles that delve into the New Deal and feature U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Earlier works to his credit include, “The Catholic Church in Mississippi, 1911-1984: A History (Contributions to the Study of Religion)” from 1998, “The Diary of Rexford G. Tugwell: The New Deal, 1932-1935 (Contributions in Economics and Economic History)” from 1992 and “The New Deal and the South: Essays (Chancellor’s Symposium Series)” from 1984. He most recently authored “Have We Overcome?: Race Relations Since Brown, 1954-1979,” published in 2008.

Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Namorato aligned himself with the Economic and Business History Society, the American Catholic Historical Association and the American Historical Association to remain abreast of his field. Likewise, he served the Economic and Business History Society as president for two years, having also been a former secretary, treasurer, journal editor and member of the board of trustees. Among his civic contributions, Dr. Namorato has volunteered for GED programs, helping people to obtain their high school diplomas, and offered his time as a driver for AARP for two years and the American Red Cross from 2012 to 2016. Additionally, he is a religion teacher at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

To commemorate his accomplishments, Dr. Namorato was named a fellow through the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in 1969 and has been featured in Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. In a career filled with highlights, he is most proud of teaching nearly 40,000 students throughout his career as a professor, including 10 PhD students and 20 master’s degree students. He believes his impact in teaching has been made possible by his curious and memorable students, along with the influence of his mentors, David Whitten and Urst Minzi. Above all, Dr. Namorato attributes his success to the example set by his parents, Michael Sr. and Filamina, who were solid providers and loving and hardworking individuals.

Looking toward the future, Dr. Namorato aims to complete his studies in Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Greek at the Raleigh Institute of Biblical Studies, as his ultimate goal is to read, write and speak the languages. He also hopes to continue his studies on Mississippi’s economic outflow, the stock market and various aspects of the American economy in order to mentor educators. Additionally, he intends to continue his work at his church and throughout the diocese as an educator and a member. In his spare time, Dr. Namorato enjoys playing the five-string banjo.

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