Deborah Dowd, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Deborah DowdDeborah Dowd, Ph.D. earned her Ed.D. in Exercise Science from the University of Georgia, an M.S. in Exercise Science from Arizona State University, and a B.A. in Health and Physical Education K-12 from Glassboro State College (renamed Rowan University). Prior to entering graduate school and academia, she taught and coached on the high-school level (health and physical education) for 3 years. While earning her M.S. degree, she was a graduate teaching assistant and graduate coaching assistant (ASU Women’s Softball team). After earning her M.S., she taught and coached (Women’s Softball) for 5 years at UNCW. Upon entering the doctorate program at University of Georgia (UGA), she held a full-time instructor position at Clemson University and commuted back and forth from Clemson to UGA.

Dr. Dowd’s teaching emphasis is in the area of Exercise Science. She presently teaches Sport/Physical Activity and the Law, and Measurement and Evaluation of Human Performance. Community service activities, including Canines for Service (pet therapy) with her Golden Retriever, Cutter, visiting the UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) Center, and the Cape Fear Hospice Care Center.