Margaret Dunkle

Margaret Dunkle created Title IX, the legislation that prohibits sex discrimination in schools and colleges receiving federal funding.[1]


Margaret Claire Dunkle (b. 1947)[2]was born in Maryland. She has a Bachelors from Syracuse University.[3]

Awards and recognition

In 2012 Dunkle was inducted into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame.[4] In 2017 she was selected as one of Maryland’s 100 Top Women.[5]She was also the recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Dale Richmond Award for outstanding achievement in the field of child development and Vice President Al Gore’s “reinventing government” Hammer Award.[6] In 2018 she was chosen by the National Women's History Project as one of its honorees for Women's History Month in the United States.[7]

Academic positions

Dunkle’s positions include:

In 1986, Dunkle conceptualized the federal provision enabling low-income women to receive student financial aid without losing welfare or health insurance. She also guided the development of the 1980 Science and Technology Equal Opportunities Act.


Dunkle has written (and co-written) many books.[11] These include: ‘Conservation: A Thoughtful Way of Explaining Conservation to Children,’[12] [13]Secrets of the Rainforest,’[14] ‘Linking Schools with Health & Social Services: Perspectives from Thomas Payzant on San Diego’s New Beginnings,’ ‘The Story Makers: A Collection of Interviews with Australian and New Zealand Authors and Illustrators for Young People’ and ‘Black in Focus: A Guide to Aboriginality in Literature for Young People.’[15]


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  3. "Margaret Dunkle: Bibliographical Notes". SNAC. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  4. "GW Research Scientist Margaret Dunkle to be Inducted into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame". Newswise. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  5. "Calvert County's Margaret Dunkle Named One of Maryland's Top Women". SMNewsnet. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
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  7. "National Women's History Month: What is it, when did it begin, who is being honored this year?". 25 February 2018.
  8. "Breast Implant Information: Margaret Dunkle". Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  9. "Margaret Dunkle: Staff". Calvert Community. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  10. "Board of Trustees". Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  11. "List of books by author Margaret Dunkle". Thrift Books. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  12. "List of books by Author Margaret Dunkle". Google Books. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  13. Bragaru, Natalia. "Robert Ingpen and Margaret Dunkle "A Thoughtful Way of Explaining Conservation to Children"". Book Illustration ARt. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  14. "Secrets of the Rainforest". Google Books. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  15. "Black in Focus : A Guide to Aboriginality in Literature for Young People". Book Depository. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
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