Dr. Dowd joined the faculty at UNH in 2011. He has taught composition, creative writing, and literature for nearly a decade and previously worked as a freelance writer and editor. His research interests include Irish and Irish-American literature, immigrant narratives, and ethnic literature of the United States. He currently is researching and writing about Irish ethnicity as portrayed in the pulp magazines, dime novels, and comic strips of the early twentieth century, including Robert E. Howard’s “Conan” stories, George McManus’ “Bringing Up Father,” and Chester Gould’s “Dick Tracy.”
Dr. Dowd’s creative writing has appeared in print, on the radio, and on stage.