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Sociology educator

George W. Dowdall, American sociology educator. National Defense Education Act fellow, National Institute of Mental Health fellow, United States Public Health Service fellow, National Endowment of the Humanities fellow.


Dowdall, George William was born on May 18, 1943 in New York City. Son of George W. and Monica K. (McGovern) Dowdall.


AB, Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1965. AM, Brown University, Providence, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Brown University, Providence, 1972.

Post doctoral, University of California at Los Angeles School Public Health, 1978—1979.


Assistant professor Indiana University, Bloomington, 1970—1973. Associate professor State University of New York, Buffalo, 1973—1982. Director program evaluation Buffalo Psychiatric Center, 1980—1982.

Professor, chairman St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, since 1982. Visiting professor Brown University School Medicine, Providence, 1993—1996. Visiting lecturer Harvard University School Public Health, 1993—1996.



Board director Security on Campus, since 2005. Member Pennsylvania Advisory Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Philadelphia Blue Ribbon Commission on Children's Behavioral Health, 2006—2008, Philadelphia Resource Allocation Advisory Committee, since 2006. Board directors Stop Child Abuse Now Inc., since 2008, Society Hill Civic Association, since 2010.

Member of American Public Health Association, Eastern Sociological Society, Society for Study of Social Problems, American Sociological Association (congressional fellow 2006).


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Married Jean A. Amatneek, December 20, 1970. 1 child, Nina Shapiro.

George W. Dowdall

Monica K. (McGovern) Dowdall

Jean A. Amatneek

Nina Greeley Dowdall