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political science professor

Gary Donato, American political science professor. Decorated Navy Commendation medal United States Navy.


Donato, Gary was born on May 20, 1953 in Berlin. Son of Joseph Frank Donato.


Doctor of Philosophy, University Connecticut, Storrs, 2005.


Lieutenant submarine service nuclear United States Navy various cities, New London, Connecticut, 1972—1994. Professor Government history Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, 1994—2007, Rhode Island College, Providence, since 1995, United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, 1998—2007. Dislocated worker retraining coordinator State of Connecticut, Norwich, 1994—1997.

Consultant Department Homeland Security, Washington, since 2003. Visiting professor Government Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts, since 2007. Visiting professor history Lasell College, Newton, since 2007.

Adjunct professor Government, history Mass Bay Community College, Wellesley, since 2007.


Mentor, judge Connecticut History Day, Hartford, 1998—2007, History Day Program Master of Arts, Worcester, Massachusetts, since 2007. Vice chairman to chairman Norwich Museum & History Society, 1992—2008. Member of Society History American Foreign Relations, Center Study Presidency (mentor since 1998), American Political Science Association, American Studies Association, Ancient Free and Accepted Order Masons.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, scuba diving, hiking, gardening.


Married Nancy McSurely. Children: Jennifer Zanghi, Cara Seifart, Jesse Zanghi. Married Marion Gulowsen, July 29, 1972 (divorced September 1, 2000).

Children: Angela, Frank.

Joseph Frank Donato Donato

Nancy McSurely

Marion Gulowsen

Jennifer Zanghi Donato

Cara Seifart Donato

Jesse Zanghi Donato

Angela Donato

Frank Donato