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Dean , educator

J. Patrick Dobel, American dean, educator. Recipient National Endowment of Humanities fellowship to Institute, Chicago, National Endowment of Humanities fellowship for College Teachers, Washington.


Dobel, J. Patrick was born on September 15, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of Jerome Patrick Junior and Joan (Woehler) Dobel.


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Boston College, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1976.


Lecturer, University Michigan, Dearborn, 1974-1976;assistant professor, University Michigan, Dearborn, 1976-1980;associate professor, University Michigan, Dearborn, 1980-1984;associate professor, University Washington, Seattle, 1984-1997;professor, U. Washington, Seattle, since 1998;director, graduate studies,, School Public Affairs, University Washington, Seattle, 1988-1992;associate dean, School Public Affairs, University Washington, Seattle, since 1996.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Compromise and Political Action: Political Morality in Liberal and Democratic Life, Political Integrity, 1991. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Chair Seattle Overflight Committee, 1985-1986, King County (Washington) Ethics Board, 1987-1995, consultant on leadership, management, ethics. With United States Army Reserve, 1970-1976. Member American Political Science Association, American Society Public Administration, Association for Policy Analysis and Management, Society for Legal and Political Philosophy.


Married Lea Vaughn, June 12, 1978. Children: Hilary Vaughn, Matthew Patrick.

Jerome Patrick Dobel Junior

Joan (Woehler) Dobel

Lea Vaughn

Hilary Vaughn Dobel

Matthew Patrick Dobel