Vincent de Paul Professor of Biological Sciences
College of Science & Health
McGowan North 106
2325 N. Clifton
Chicago, IL 60614
Dorothy Kozlowski is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, served as the founding Chair of the Department of Health Sciences from 2011-2013, and is currently the Director of the new Neuroscience Program in the College of Science and Health. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Knox College, M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, and completed postdoctoral fellowships in Neurosurgery at UCLA and Neurobiology at Northwestern University.
Her teaching and research focus is in neuroscience. Specifically, Dr. Kozlowski is interested in how the brain tries to repair itself following traumatic brain injury through neuroplasticity. She, her students, and collaborators also study how to enhance brain repair through therapeutic approaches such as physical rehabilitation, stem cell transplantation or pharmacological agents. Her research has been published in a variety of journals and book chapters, and has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and the United States Department of Defense.
Dr. Kozlowski teaches courses in neuroscience in the Biology Department, Neuroscience Program and liberal arts program. She received the Excellence in Teaching Award from DePaul in 2010 and the “Educator of the Year” award from the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience, an international organization, in 2011.
In addition to teaching and research Dr. Kozlowski works with DePaul students and the Concussion Legacy Foundation to offer concussion education presentations to youth in the Chicago area. These presentations are designed to teach youth about the symptoms of concussion and how to play sports safely. She is also the President of the Chicago Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.