Department of History
Dr. Don K. Rowney
Dr. Don Rowney, Professor Emeritus (Ph.D., Indiana University, 1965). Dr. Rowney specializes in the history of East European and Eurasian administration and Historiography. A former Vice President of the International Committee of Soviet and East European Studies and chair of the American Historical Association’s Committee on Quantitative Data, he has held appointments with the USSR Academy of Sciences, the USSR Ministry of Higher Education and the French National Center for Scientific Research. He is currently a Faculty Associate at the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan and a Senior Research Associate with the BGSU’s Social Philosophy and Policy Center. He has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The American Council of Learned Societies, The International Research and Exchange Board and the Ford Foundation. Dr. Rowney's books include Quantitative History: Selected Readings in the Quantitative Analysis of Historical Data (Dorsey, 1969 with James Q. Graham); Russian and Slavic History (Slavica, 1977); Russian Officialdom: The Bureaucratization of Russian Society from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century (University of North Carolina Press, 1980 with Walter M. Pintner); Soviet Quantitative History (SAGE, 1984); Transition to Technocracy: The Structural Foundations of the Soviet Administrative State (Cornell University Press, 1989); Imperial Power and Development: Papers on Russian History from the III World Congress on Soviet and East European Affairs (Slavica, 1990) and Russian Bureaucracy and the State. Officialdom from Alexander III to Vladimir Putin (PalgraveMacmillan, 2009 with Eugene Huskey). He is currently completing a book-length study of the state-economy relation in Russia during the industrial era.