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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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20022016 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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