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Among Dartmouth College Alumni/ae contributing to a greater understanding of alcohol and other drug use are:
Among Dartmouth Medical School Alumni/ae contributing to a greater understanding of alcohol and other drug use are:
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Theodore Clark is an internationally-acclaimed authority on alcoholism and other drug dependency. As a psychiatrist, he served a the first medical director for Alcoholism Services of Greater Springfield, Massachusetts. He was also the Medical Director of the Detoxifaction Center at Springfield Municipal Hospital. He was named to the faculty of the World Conferences on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
William DeJong serves as director of the U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, which is based at Education Development Center, Inc., in Newton, MA. The Center assists colleges and universities as they develop, implement, and evaluate new programs and policies to reduce substance use problems on campus. Dr. DeJong is also the principal investigator for the Social Norms Marketing Research Project, a five-year randomized trial funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Dr. DeJong is the author of over 300 monographs, book chapters, and academic papers in substance abuse prevention, health promotion, criminal justice, social psychology, and the use of media to change social norms and behaviors. In 2000 Dr. DeJong received the College Leadership Award from the American Public Health Association (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Section). Dr. DeJong graduated from Dartmouth College in 1973. He received a doctorate in social psychology from Stanford University in 1977.
Louise Erdrich is an internationally acclaimed author whose works help bring about a greater understanding of the integral role of alcohol use in the lives of those she portrays. The nature of alcohol and other drug use become particularly evident in Love Medicine, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse and in Four Souls. One chapter of Love Medicine, "Crown of Thorns," is included in the anthology The Invisible Enemy: Alcoholism and the Modern Short Story, edited by Miriam Dow and Jennifer Regan.
David Gleason served on the Board of Hazelden Foundation for over fifteen years. He worked from 1981 to 1987 in the Northern Ohio Regional Council on Alcoholism to secure federal funding for treatment centers, halfways houses and residential facilities serving recovering alcoholics. David also served as founder and chair of Willows Foundations three-quarter houses, serving 25 recovering people in long-term programs. He is the founder and chair of New Directions, Inc., a long-term inpatient residential facility for adolescents which today serves 75 people in Pepper Pike, Ohio.
As chair of Dartmouth's Board of Trustees, Norman McCulloch was a staunch advocate for alcohol and other drug education initiatives on campus. He served on the board of the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University. He is now involved in a number of major community efforts in Rhode Island.
Howland Russell served on the national board of a nonprofit foundation concerned with the effects of alcohol and other drug issues on family members.
Christopher Wren worked as a reporter and editor for The New York Times for 28 years, living 17 years abroad as a foreign correspondent. He has been the Times' bureau chief in Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, Ottawa, and Johannesburg. For a number of years, Mr. Wren was assigned by The New York Times to cover stories related to alcohol and other drug use and recovery. Mr. Wren is the author of five books, including The Cat Who Covered the World and Walking to Vermont.
A non-alcoholic member of the first Board of Directors of Alcoholics Anonymous. In his work with Eastman Kodak, Dr. Norris created the first Employee Assistance Program, establishing a model not only for corporations, but also for school systems worldwide. He is also credited with stabilizing A.A. after the death of one of its co-founders, William Griffith Wilson.
Last Updated: 11/13/11