B.A., Hunter College
Ph.D., New York University
Dr. Allen Burdowski has served St. Francis College as Department Chairman in both the Biology and Information Technology departments, as Director of the Faculty Center for Technology and Curriculum Development, Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs, Dean for Program Development, and now as Dean of Science and Health Sciences. He helped launch some of the College’s undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs and also worked to develop the fast-growing Nursing Program. He works with faculty to develop the vision, philosophy, and pedagogy to ensure that existing programs remain relevant and rigorous. Dr. Burdowski has also been involved in the writing and preparation of grants that have secured funds for the new Nursing Simulation Labs, the Science labs, Science equipment, as well as equipment for classrooms, computer labs, and the HDTV Studio. He has also received grant support from the NIH and NSF. Dr. Burdowski currently teaches Pharmacology in the Biology Department. His research includes work on the mechanisms of Red Blood Cell Production as well as immunology and immunotherapy of Breast Cancer. He has been a Visiting Scientist, at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, Department of Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and at the Department of Cell Biology and Histology, New York University Dental Center.
He has earned worldwide media attention for his research with fellow St. Francis Professor Steven Lipson showing the effectiveness of cranberry and grape juice in combating stomach viruses. Dean Burdowski received his B.A. from Hunter College in the Bronx, and his Ph.D. in Biology from New York University and Post-Doctoral Training at Tulane University School of Medicine.