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W. Donald Bowles, Ph.D., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Bowles has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in economics

In the summers of 1971 through 1973 W. Donald Bowles taught a class in Soviet economics to a group of U.S. university students in Graz, Austria and Moscow.

    VENTURA, CA, December 10, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present W. Donald Bowles, Ph.D. with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Bowles celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

W. Donald Bowles, Ph.D., was appointed Professor Emeritus of Economics at American University in Washington, D.C. in 1993. Following three years of service in the U.S. Army he pursued academics at the University of Washington, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1949. In 1952 he received a Master of Arts in Economics from Columbia University and a Certificate from the Russian Institute at Columbia, now the Harriman Institute. His Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University was awarded in 1958. From 1953 to 1955 he served as Technical Editor at the Research Program on the USSR, funded by the Ford Foundation. From 1955 to 1957 he was a Fellow at the Air University in Montgomery, Alabama. Dr. Bowles joined American University in 1957, served as Economics Chair from 1962 to 1965, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1965 to 1969, and Vice President of Academic Affairs from 1969 to 1973. From 1973 to 1974 he was a Senior Fellow at Columbia's Research Institute on Communist Affairs.

From September through December of 1964 Dr. Bowles was Field Supervisor of American University's African Seminar in ten Sub-Saharan countries. In this position he assisted students, U.S. military officers, in African residence. In 1969 he was a member on an evaluation team of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. In 1970 he chaired a team for evaluation of the Army Institute for Advanced Russian and East European Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. In 1971 he was a team member to evaluate programs of the Army War College.

In the summers of 1971 through 1973 Dr. Bowles taught a class in Soviet economics to a group of U.S. university students in Graz, Austria and Moscow. In 1987 and 1988 he participated with other Soviet and American economists in a symposium on world development held in Moscow. In 1988 he presented a follow-up paper on Soviet foreign aid, published in 1990, at the IV World Congress of Soviet and East European Studies in Harrogate, England.

Selected publications include:

"Soviet Russia as a Model for Underdeveloped Areas," World Politics, April 1962. Reprinted as pamphlet in Bobbs-Merrill reprint series in the social sciences, 1964. Reprinted by U.S.I.A. for distribution abroad in several languages, 1964. Reprinted for internal use by the Foreign Service Institute, Department of State, October 1967. Reprinted in Arend Lijphart, ed., Politics in Europe. Prentice-Hall, 1969.

"Distribution Requirements and Student-Faculty Learning Needs," The Educational Record, Fall 1977.

"Perestroika and Its Implications for Soviet Foreign Aid," in Marie Lavigne, ed., The Soviet Union in the World Economy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Bowles has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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