Fall Academic Convocation to Honor Dalton Conley, Ph.D. - Sept. 16

Published on Tue, September 07, 2010


Marywood University will celebrate Fall Academic Convocation and honor Dalton Conley, Ph.D., on September 16, at 11 a.m. in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts.  Dr. Conley serves as a University Professor and Dean for the Social Sciences at New York University. He also serves as Adjunct Professor of Community Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  He is a Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology at both Yale and Princeton and  serves as Senior Advisor to the United Nations Millennium Project.

Dr. Conley has been named one of nine "innovative minds" by SEED magazine. His awards include a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award, and an International Affairs Fellowship from the Council on Foreign Relations. He was named a German Marshall Fund Fellow and was selected as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California. He has been elected to permanent membership in the Council on Foreign Relations and as a Young Leader by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, as well as by the French American Foundation.

He has written six books and edited three. In addition, he often lectures, appears on such media forums as Today, The O'Reilly Factor, and 20/20, and is a frequent contributor to numerous publications, including the New York Times, Fortune, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Dr. Conley received his baccalaureate degree in the Humanities form the University of California at Berkeley, a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University. Subsequently, he continued post-doctoral training as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Scholar at his original alma mater. He completed a second Master's Degree in Biology, and now pursues his second doctorate in Biology as well. 

During Convocation, faculty awards will be presented by Mary Anne Fredrick, Ph.D., Dean, Reap College of Education and Human Development and Collier Parker, M.F.A., Dean, Insalaco College of Creative and Performing Arts. Vijay Angalli Ramachandra, Ph.D., will be recognized for receiving the CASE Professor of the Year Award. C. Estelle Campenni, Ph.D., will be awarded the Faculty Award for Excellence in Writing Pedagogy and T. Steven Alexander, will receive the Faculty Award for Distinction in One's Discipline.