Nancy M. O’Fallon Dowdy graduated with a Master of Science in 1961 in Nuclear Engineering and received her PhD in Physics in 1966. She was instrumental in nuclear disarmament dialogues after the Cold War. She served as Assistant Vice President for Research at the University of Chicago; representative to the START delegation for the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) and Chief Science Adviser at ACDA; and as Special Representative for Arms Control and Disarmament Negotiations, which was appointed by President George H.W. Bush. From 1987-89, Nancy was a William C. Foster Fellow for the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. She received several other awards, such as the Superior Honor Award for the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in 1992 and the Meritorious Honor Award in 1993. In 1996, she was appointed a fellow of the American Physical Society.
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