Tribute to Dr. Irene J. Dabrowski, St. John's University
300 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY  10301

Remembering Dr. Irene J. Dabrowski

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Irene Dabrowski.  
During the week of January 16,  Dr. Dabrowski passed away in her sleep at home.
Dr. Dabrowski served on our Board of Directors from 2014 to 2016 and as an Associate Editor of the ECCSSA Journal.  
She transitioned to a Board Liaison and further served until 2019.
She was a brilliant sociologist, great thinker, writer, professor and leader.

St John's University Staten Island Campus will be holding a memorial mass for Dr. Dabrowski
on Wed Jan 29 at 12:15pm in the Kiernan Suite, Kelleher Building,
300 Howard Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305. All are invited.

Please review her credentials and examples of her work at the links below on this page.

Associate Professor of Sociology

College Web Site


Irene J. Dabrowski, Ph.D, is Associate Professor of Sociology at St. Johnís University, Staten Island Campus, in New York City where she served as Chair of the Division of Social Sciences for 10 years.  She received a B.A. degree in Sociology from the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, NY. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, she participated in a language and culture study program at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland under the auspices of the Kosciuszko Foundation.  She earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.         

Dr. Dabrowski has published numerous journal articles and made conference presentations in the areas of urban sociology, womenís studies, the sociology of health and illness, the sociology of education, and futurology. She has contributed book chapters to The Private Exercise of Public Functions, The Egalitarian City, Women Leaders in Contemporary U.S. Politics, and Creating Global Strategies for Humanityís Future.  Her research and teaching incorporates interdisciplinary, holistic, and systems thinking. She has taught a wide array of courses, including social theory, social inequality, the sociology of poverty, and food systems.

As a Visiting Scholar at The Hastings Center (a think tank that focuses on issues in biomedical ethics), Dr. Dabrowski investigated the ethical dimensions of holistic health care, integrating the work of quantum physicist David Bohm into this project.  She has also been part of grant-funded research teams, including one that dealt with problem-solving methods in community organizations.

Since 2005, Dr. Dabrowski serves as Co-Coordinator of The New Jersey Chapter of the World Future Society, an affiliate of the international World Future Society, an educational and scientific organization investigating social change and applying anticipatory thinking to society.  She is an advisory board member of the Lifeboat Foundation, an international think tank dedicated to scientific research that assists humanity in surviving existential risks and countering misuses of emerging technologies.

Dr. Dabrowski attended the 2014 SENCER Summer Institute held at the University of North Carolina (Asheville), where she participated in workshops on science education and its implications for student civic engagement.  Her current research interest is in the area of artificial intelligence.  She continues to be active in the holistic health movement and womenís organizations, and also enjoys cooking and gardening.
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