Dr. David Dowell
Dr. David Dowell
Vice Provost for Planning & Budgets
Director of Strategic Planning
Dr. David Dowell collaboratively leads:
Dr. Dowell is author or co-author of more than 130 scholarly publications, book chapters, presentations and technical reports. As a faculty member, he specialized in applied social research and program evaluation on topics related to education, mental health, homelessness and criminal justice. More recently he has published and lectured on student success, strategic planning and enrollment planning in higher education. He has authored more than twenty grants totaling several million dollars. He worked for several years on issues related to K-16 collaboration. He has served as a mentor for underrepresented college students. He has served as an evaluation consultant for federally (NSF, NIH) funded science mentoring programs, the California Senate Office of Research, and other projects and he has served as a consultant for strategic planning. He has consulted and conducted scholarly work internationally in Vietnam, India, China, Cambodia, Austria, (then) East and West Germany, England, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, and (then) Yugoslavia.
Dr. Dowell holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Psychology (1977) from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with emphases in Program Evaluation, Applied Social, and Community Psychology. He holds a B.S. degree (1973) from Middle Tennessee State University with a major in psychology and minors in Mathematics and Sociology. He has held prior CSULB positions in the past as Director of Strategic Planning, Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Special Assistant to the Provost, Acting Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Assistant Professor of Psychology.