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academic administrator , educator , researcher

John Deegan,, American academic administrator, educator, researcher. Recipient Environmental Protection Agency Bronze medal award, 1982; University Rochester fellow in preventive medicine, 1979, Academy Administration fellow American Council on Education, 1986-1987. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Public Health Association, American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, Delta Omega.


Deegan,, John was born on November 18, 1944 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. Son of John and Margaret (Pignataro) Deegan.


Student, Monmouth College, West Long Branch, New Jersey, 1964. Bachelor of Science, Evangel College, Springfield, Missouri, 1967. Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1969.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1972.


Assistant professor Rice University, Houston, 1972-1975, University Rochester, New York, 1975-1980, associate professor, 1980. Special assistant to deputy administrator Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, 1980. Director Love Canal Project, 1980-1982.

Associate dean School Public Health University Illinois, Chicago, 1982-1986, acting dean, 1983-1985. Professor University Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, 1986-1989, dean College Social and Behavioral Sciences, 1986-1989. Provost, vice president academy affairs, professor University Southern Maine, Portland, 1989-1994.

Dean college, vice president academy affairs, professor Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, 1994—2002. President, professor St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, North Carolina, since 2002. Consultant Environmental Protection Agency, 1983-1986.

Trustee Illinois Cancer Council, 1983-1986. Board directors Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture State of Iowa, 1987-1989.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to science journals.


Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Public Health Association, Maine Public HealthAssn., American Association Cancer Education, Sigma Xi, Delta Omega.


  • Other Interests

    Fishing, golf.


Married Anita Hope Rochelle, December 19, 1964. Children: Michael J., Matthew B. Student, Monmouth College.

John Deegan

Margaret (Pignataro) Deegan

Anita Hope Rochelle

Michael J. Deegan

Matthew B. Student Deegan

Monmouth College Deegan