Deborah Abowitz -- Curriculum Vitae
Faculty and Staff
Ph.D. Brown University, May 1985
A.M. Brown University, June 1982
B.A. McGill University, November 1980 (with Great Distinction)
PREVIOUS ACADEMIC POSITIONS
Department Chair, Sociology & Anthropology, Bucknell University, 2002-2007.
External Grants Coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences, Bucknell University, 2006-07.
Associate Dean for Academic Responsibility, College of Arts and Sciences, Bucknell University, 2004-05.Dean, School of General Studies.
Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science, July 1997- 98.
Acting Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Bucknell University.
Sabbatical replacement for the Dean, January - June, 1997.
Associate Dean of Faculty, Bucknell University.
College of Arts and Sciences. August 1993 - December 1996.
Visiting Associate Professor, University of Hawaii at Hilo.
Department of Sociology and Political Science. 1992-93.
Assistant Professor, Bucknell University.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology. 1985-1991.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Social Stratification (Income Inequality, Class and Gender)
Political Sociology (Social movements, Genocide and the Holocaust))
Demography (Marriage and Family, Aging, World Urbanization)
SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS
2002 - Invited Speaker, Baccalaureate Service, May 19. Bucknell University. "Reflections on Crisis and Continuity in a Watershed Year."
1999 - Outstanding Faculty Advisor to a Sorority. Bucknell University (also received in 1996, 1994, 1991).
1996 - Gary A. Sojka Leadership Award. Bucknell University.
1996 - Faculty Fellow, Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization. Northwestern University, June.
1990 - Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Bucknell University
2005 "Social Mobility and the American Dream: What Do College Students Believe?" College Student Journal 39 (4) (December): 716-28.
2005 "Does Money Buy Happiness? A Look at Gen Y College Students Beliefs" Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology 33(2) (November):119-129.
2003 "Goals of College Students: Some Gender Differences" Deborah A. Abowitz and David Knox. College Student Journal 37 (4) (December), 550-56.
2003 "Weddings: Some Data on College Student Perceptions" by David Knox, Marty E. Zusman, Kristen McGinty, and Deborah A. Abowitz. College Student Journal. 37 (2) (June), 197-200.
2003 "Life Goals Among Greek College Students" Deborah A. Abowitz and David Knox. College Student Journal. 37(1) (March), 96-99.
2002 "Bringing the Sociological Into the Discussion: Teaching the Sociology of Genocide and the Holocaust" Teaching Sociology 30(1)(January), 26-38.
1994 "Developing Awareness and Use of Library Resources in Undergraduate Sociology: A Sample Assignment " Teaching Sociology 22 (1) (January), 58-64.
1990 "Socio-Political Participation and the Significance of Social Context: A Model of Competing Interests and Obligations." Social Science Quarterly 71(3) (Sept),543-66.
1990 "Teaching Demography to Undergraduates: A Pedagogical Dilemma." Teaching Sociology 18(1) (January), 63-68.
1986 "Income Inequality in Canada: Class versus Status" Virginia Journal of Sociology 2 (Fall), 1-32.
1986 "Data Indicate The Feminization of Poverty in Canada , Too" Sociology and Social Research 70 (3) (April), 209-13.
SELECTED PAPERS AND INVITED PRESENTATIONS
2007 "The Campus "F" Word: Feminist Self-Identification (and not) among Undergraduates," with Christa Sawko (undergraduate assistant). Paper to be presented at the 2007 meetings of the Eastern Sociological Society.
2005 "Hiring Partners/Spouses in Shared/Expanded Positions." Presentation at the American Sociological Association annual meetings Chair Conference, August 12, Philadelphia.
2005 "Beliefs About Relationships: Some Gender Differences," Deborah A. Abowitz, Marty Zusman, East Carolina University, and Andrea McNeely, East Carolina University. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Eastern Sociological Society, Washinton, DC, March.
2005 "Demystifying the Science of Sociology." Presentation for the University Scholars Series, April 7. Bucknell University.
2004 "Teaching to Avoid Plagiarism." Presentation sponsored by the Writing Across the Curriculum Program, November 18. Bucknell University.
2004 "College Students and the American Dream: a View from the Hill." Paper Presented at the annual meetings of the Eastern Sociological Society, February, New York City.
2003 "College Student Life Goals: Gender, Gender Ideology, and the Effects of Greek Status." Abowitz and Knox. Presented at the annual meetings of the Eastern Sociological Society, February, Philadelphia.
2002 "On the Road to 'Happily Ever After': A Survey of Attitudes toward Romance and Marriage among College Students," presented at the annual meetings of the Southern Sociology Society, April, Baltimore.
2001 "Hooking Up and Hanging Out: The College Dating Game," December 6, a program presented to Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Pi Beta Phi. Bucknell University.
2001 "Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching and Sociology: How do we fit in?" presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Philadelphia, March.
2000 "Bringing the Sociological Back Into the Discussion: Teaching the Sociology of Genocide and the Holocaust," presented at the annual meetings of the Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans.
2000 "A 'Wedding Story,' or, A Modern American Fairy Tale: Gender and Romance in the Construction of White Weddings," presented at the March 2000 annual meetings of the Eastern Sociological Society, Baltimore, being revised for publication.
1998 "Mainstreaming the Holocaust: Integrating the Holocaust into Departmental Curricula" presented at Lessons & Legacies V, a conference at Florida Atlantic University, November 6-9.
1996 "Teaching the Holocaust: the Interdisciplinary Course" presented at Lessons and Legacies IV: Gender, Religion, and Genocide in Holocaust Studies, a conference at University of Notre Dame, November 2-4.
1996 "Women and the Holocaust: Lessons and Legacies 50 Years Later," invited lecture in honor of Women's Week, Bucknell University, March 13.
1995 "Memory and Memorials: The Legacy of the Holocaust," invited lecture sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Florida, adult education lecture series, Bradenton/Sarasota, January 8.
CURRENT UNVERSITY SERVICE
Review Board, International Journal of Teaching
& Learning in Higher Education
Research Grant Awards Committee, Holocaust Educational Foundation
Committee on Undergraduate Education, Eastern Sociological Society