Dr. James Dowd

Professor Emeritus,
The University of Georgia

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The University of Georgia
Athens, GA

Dr. James Dowd

Professor Emeritus,
The University of Georgia


University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California, United States
Ph.D., 1976
Sociology, social gerontology
1972 To 1975
Dissertation: Age consciousness among the aged.
Advisor: Dr. Vern L. Bengtson

University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland, United States
M.A., 1970
1968 To 1970
Dissertation: On the representativeness of student samples.
Advisor: Dr. James J. Teevan

St. Peter's College
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
B.S., 1968
Sociology, philosophy
1964 To 1968

Areas Of Expertise

  • Anti-Aging
  • Attitude Toward Aging: Attitude Toward Self Aging
  • Concerns of Old Age
  • Ethnic Groups: European-American/European
  • Exercise
  • Gender
  • Gender: Interaction
  • History of Gerontology
  • Humanities and the Arts: Literature
  • Humanities and the Arts: Other
  • Income: Pensions/Social Security
  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • Older Workers
  • Political Analysis
  • Political Analysis: Analysis of Voting Patterns
  • Retirement
  • Retirement: Post-Retirement Activity
  • Successful Aging
  • Veterans
  • Work and Occupation: After Retirement


  • Sociology