David R. Dowell, Ph.D.

Title: Genetic Genealogist, Ethicist,
Author, Lecturer, Librarian
Location:  Nashville, TN United States



  • American Library Association (chairman professional ethics committee, 1977-1978)(chairman election committee, 1982-1983) (chairman personnel advisory committee 1979-1980)(career pathways task force, 2000-2002) (awards committee, 2001-2005)( future award jury, 2002-2003)(chairman 2003-2004)(education committee, 2003-2004) (scholarship taskforce, 2004-2005)
  • Association College and Research Libraries (nominating committee 1979-80)(teching assistant training committee, 1992-2005)(chair 1993-1995)(academic status committee, 1993-1997) (rewards task force, 1997)(professional development committee, 1997-2001)
  • Association Professional Genealogists
  • International Society Genetic Genealogists
  • Library Administration & Management Association (board of directors 1981-1983) (membership committee and governmental affairs task force, 1983-1984)(alternative finance task force, 1984-1985)(orientation committee, 1985-1987)
  • Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society
  • National Genealogical Society
  • New England Genealogical Society
  • Southern California Genealogical Society


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2017)
  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2017)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2008-2016, 1987-1991)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the South and Southwest,” Marquis Who’s Who (2014-2016)
  • Author, “NextGen Genealogy: The DNA Connection,” Libraries Unlimited (2015)
  • Author, “Crash Course in Genealogy,” Libraries Unlimited (2011)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the West,” Marquis Who’s Who (2010-2013, 1996-1997)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Libraries,” Marquis Who’s Who (2007)
  • Recipient, EBSCO Community College Learning Resources and Library Leadership Award (2007)
  • Co-author, “Libraries in the Information Age: An Introduction and Career Exploration,” Libraries Unlimited (2009, 2002)
  • Co-author, “It’s All about Student Learning: Managing Community and Other College Libraries in the 21st Century,” Libraries Unlimited (2006)
  • Recipient, John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award (1995)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the Midwest,” Marquis Who’s Who (1988-1989)
  • Author, “The Relation of Salary to Sex in a Female Dominated Profession” (1986)
  • Author, “Arturo Alessandri and the Widening of Political Participation in Chile 1920-1925,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1966)
  • Contributor articles to  numerous professional journals and articles

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