Debbie Danowski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Department Chair
Debbie Danowski, Ph.D. is the author of four popular books about weight loss and food addiction and an associate professor of Media Studies. Dr. Danowski also served as Manager of Media Relations for a national nonprofit organization and a Public Relations Consultant for a national food addiction treatment center. Currently, she is a Public Relations Coordinator for H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut (horseofct.org).
Degrees and Certifications
Dr. Danowski holds a Ph.D. from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she researched eating behavior in American film, a Master’s degree in Public Communications from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Sacred Heart University.
Magazines and Body Image, Studies in Self-Help Books, Advertising and Public Relations: Practical Applications, The History of Advertising and Public Relations, Food Advertising
Research Interests & Grants
Journalism production and freelance writing, representations of gender and body image in magazines, TV, film, and other media
Publications and Presentations
- Why Can't I Stop Eating?. Co-authored with Dr. Pedro Lazaro. Center City, Minnesota: Hazelden, 2000
- Locked Up For Eating Too Much.Center City, Minnesota: Hazelden, 2002
- The Overeater's Journal Exercises for Heart, Mind, and Soul. Center City, Minnesota: Hazelden, 2004
Her latest book is The Emotional Eater’s Book of Inspiration: 90 Truths You Need To Know To Overcome Your Food Addiction (Avalon/Marlowe). Her other books include Why Can’t I Stop Eating? (Hazelden 2000) co-authored with Dr. Pedro Lazaro, Locked Up For Eating Too Much (Hazelden 2002), and The Overeater’s Journal (Hazelden 2004). Additionally, Dr. Danowski has written more than 100 articles for national and local publications, including First For Women, Woman’s Day and Seventeen Magazine, and served as a contributing writer for Fairfield County Home magazine.