Michael MacDowell, The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation

TITLE: Managing Director

FUNDING AREAS: Financial literacy

CONTACT: (570) 690-4629, director@kazanjian.org

PROFILE: Dr. Michael A. MacDowell is the Managing Director of The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation. In 2013, he retired as President of Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania after serving in that role for 15 years. Upon the announcement of his retirement plans from the university, The Citizens' Voice shared the following about MacDowell:

Before becoming Misericordia's 12th president, MacDowell was a vice president at Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y. from 1989-1998, and also served as president of the National Council on Economic Education in New York City for 12 years. . .

MacDowell's leadership positions included the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Consortium of Colleges and Universities and the Northeast Pennsylvania Boy Scout Council. . .

MacDowell was a founder of the Back Mountain Community Partnership, an award-winning cooperative organization consisting of Dallas Borough and Dallas, Franklin, Jackson, Kingston and Lehman townships.