Deb Dowd: Program Coordinator, Associate Professor

Deborah Dowd, Ph.D. is an associate professor and coordinator of the exercise science program in the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She joined the faculty at UNCW in August 1990. She earned her EdD in Exercise Science from the University of Georgia, a MS in Exercise Science from Arizona State University, and a BA in Health and Physical Education K-12 from Glassboro State College (renamed Rowan University).

Prior entering graduate school and academia she taught and coached on the high school level (health and physical education) for 3 years. While earning her MS degree, she was a graduate teaching assistant and graduate coaching assistant (ASU Women's Softball team). After earning her MS, she taught and coached (Women's Softball) for 5 years at UNCW. Upon entering the doctorate program at University of Georgia, 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 include Canines for Service (pet therapy) with her Golden Retriever, Cutter, visiting the UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) Center, and the Cape Fear Hospice Care Center.

Dr. Dowd's other interests include tennis, cycling, boating, as well as her dogs, Cutter and Quinn, and cat, Kamby.