UA&P President Dr. Winston Conrad Padojinog has announced the conferment of the rank of Full Professor on Dr. Paul Dumol effective July 22.
Dr. Dumol has served the University in various capacities for the past twenty years. He is a full-time member of the History Department, teaching his two specializations: Philippine History and Rizal. He has also regularly assisted the Literature Department, teaching undergraduate courses on Dante’s Divine Comedy, Homer’s Iliad, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and Flannery O’Connor’s The Violent Bear It Away.
In the area of Philippine History, he has been spending time finding a correct way of understanding Philippine History, specifically the Spanish Colonial Period. He has dedicated his research and teaching career to dispute the errors promoted by blind nationalism that have pervaded Philippine historiography for so many decades.
In 2014, he translated into English rare manuscripts that became published as The Manila Synod of 1582: The Draft of its Handbook for Confessors. Apart from this, he has read numerous papers on Rizal and Philippine colonial history in many national and international conferences. In 2012, he received the Gawad Rizal from the National Historical Commission for his work in Rizal Studies and in the propagation of Rizal’s ideas.
In the field of Literature, Dr. Dumol has written a book, The Metaphysics of Reading Underlying Dante’s Commedia: The Ingegno. In the field of Philosophy, he translated Leonardo Polo’s Etica: Hacia una version moderna de los temas clasicos (2008) into English.
Dr. Dumol has been a member of the Board of Trustees and was past Vice President for Academic Affairs. He has mentored numerous students and faculty members in UA&P. Due to his expertise in the Humanities, History, and Literature, he serves as a book and film assessor and a reviewer for Synergeia and CAS Review.