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About Daniel J. Curran

Dr. Daniel Curran is a Professor of Sociology as well as the President of the University of Dayton. Dr. Curran is the university's 18th president, and the first lay leader in its 152-year history. He came to Dayton in the summer of 2002 from St. Joseph University in Philadelphia. As a professor, he has taught courses in criminology, social problems, juvenile justice and white collar crime.
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Most of Dr. Curran's research has focused on ways to address social inequality. He sees one of the roles of Catholic universities as "a social force for change."

Positions

2016 - Present President Emeritus, University of Dayton
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2002 - Present Professor, University of Dayton Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
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2002 - 2016 President, University of Dayton
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Research Interests


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Courses

  • Criminology
  • Social Problems
  • Juvenile justice
  • White collar crime

Education

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1980 PhD, University of Delaware
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1978 MA, Temple University
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1973 BS, Saint Joseph's University
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Contact Information

Phone: 937-229-4122

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