John A. Dillon


John A. Dillon

John Andrew Dillon, Jr. (1923 - Feb 22 2005) was an American physicist, administrator, Professor at the University of Louisville, and founder and first director of the Systems Science Institute at the University of Louisville.

Biography

John Dillon served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during the course of the war, where he worked on the development of Radar systems and guided missiles. After the war, Dillon returned to his education, receiving a BS in Physics at Fordham University and an MS and Ph.D. in 1954 from Brown University.

In 1954 Dillon joined the faculty at Brown University, where in 1963 he got promoted to full Professor and chair of the Brown Physics Department. In 1966 he went to the University of Louisville as Dean of the Graduate School, where taught physics until he retired in 1986. He also was dean of graduate studies until 1990 at Spalding University, where he'd previously been provost. in 1986, he was awarded the title of Distinguished Teaching Professor and became an associate in the Department of Community Health of the School of Medicine. [http://www.physics.louisville.edu/sps/newsletters/SPSNewsletterSP05_1.pdf SPS Newsletter 2004-05] May 2005. Retrieved 8 June 2008.]

From 1972 until 1978 Dillon was vice president of academic affairs at the University of Louisville. In 1979, Dillon established the interdisciplinary Systems Science Institute, and became university coordinator for energy and environmental affairs, [ [http://www.brownalumnimagazine.com/july/august-2005/obituaries.html Obituaries] Brown Alumni Magazine, 2005. Retrieved 8 June 2008.] In 1956 Dillon was among the first scientists to joint the Society for General Systems Research, now International Society for the Systems Sciences, where in 1985 he served as president.

Publications

* 1949. "The Electrolytic Polishing of Silver Single Crystals". Brown University.
* 1954. "Adsorption of Carbon Dioxide on Nickel Single Crystal Surfaces". Brown University.
* 1981. "Paradigms in changing times : proceedings of the Tenth Annual Conference of the Southeastern Region, April 21-23, 1981". Edited by Rammohan K. Ragade, John A. Dillon, Jr. ; sponsored by Systems Science Institute, University of Louisville.
* 1982. "Energetics and Systems". Edited with W.J. Mitsch, R.K. Ragade and R.W. Bosserman. Ann Arbor Science Publishers, Ann Arbor.

Articles:
* 1972. "Research and the Universities". With James W. McGrath and Dale C. Ray. In: "The Journal of Higher Education", Vol. 43, No. 4 (Apr., 1972), pp. 257-266
* 1980. "The Evolution of the American Urban University". In: "Urban Education", Vol. 15, No. 1, 33-48 (1980)

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