Prof. Joseph Douglas Cawley, PhD


Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Metropolitan State College
Location: Centennial, Colorado, United States

Joseph Cawley, Professor Emeritus at Metropolitan State College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education.

Dr. Cawley prepared for his career at Brigham Young University, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1954, and continued his academic pursuits at the University of Utah, where he received a Master of Science in 1961 and a PhD in 1970. Embarking on his professional journey, he first garnered experience as a certified elementary school teacher in the states of both Georgia and Utah. Dr. Cawley transitioned to working in higher education, starting as an assistant professor of education at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado and later accepting a position at Metropolitan State College in Denver. He served the institution as both a professor and the chairman of the reading department until his retirement in 2001, and he currently holds the designation of professor emeritus.

In addition to his primary professional pursuits, Dr. Cawley has written numerous published works, including the “Handbook for Experiential Education” in 1988, and multiple entries in the J. D. Cawley Ancestor Series since 2002. He enjoys studying his family history and plans to continue his research in the future. Dr. Cawley maintains memberships to numerous professional organizations, including Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Delta Kappa and the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association. He cites Dr. Marie Hughes as a mentor and inspiration in his career. As a testament to his success, stature and experience, Dr. Cawley has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who in the World.

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