A. Kimball Romney

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A. Kimball Romney is a social sciences professor and one of the founders of cognitive anthropology.[citation needed] He spent most of his career at the University of California, Irvine.[1]

Romney was born in Rexburg, Idaho on August 15, 1925. He received his B.A. from Brigham Young University (1947) in sociology, his M.A. from Brigham Young University (1948) also in sociology, his Ph.D. from Harvard University (1956) in Social Anthropology, Social Relations Department. 1955‑56 Assistant Professor, at the University of Chicago. 1957‑60 Assistant Professor, Stanford University. 1960‑66 Associate Professor, Stanford University. 1960‑65 Director, Anthropological Research, Stanford University. 1966‑68 Professor, Harvard University. 1969‑71 Dean, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine. 1969-1995 Professor, University of California, Irvine. 1995- Research Professor, University of California, Irvine. 1956‑57 Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford. 1994 - Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 1995- Member, National Academy of Sciences.[2]

Kimball Romney was a son of Antone Kimball Romney (1902–1982) and a member of the Pratt-Romney family.


  1. ^ "Social scientist creates computer model to determine human perception of hues". PhysOrg. 29 June 2009. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Colleges". Los Angeles Times. June 6, 1995. p. A2. Retrieved 22 March 2011.