2000 – Harvard University ALM with a concentration in Government
1977 – Springfield College Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (Administration)
1976 – Springfield College MSE
1970 – Drake University BSE (Social Science)
1966 – Andover (MA) High School Graduate
Director, W. Dean Eastman Charitable Foundation
Educational Consultant and Writer
Teacher, History – Social Science; Beverly High School, 1970 – 2006 — Retired but still educationally active
Visiting Professor of Education, Drake University 1994 – 1995
Coach, Track and Field; University of Massachusetts at Lowell and Springfield College, Salem State 1970- 1981
Achievements and Honors:
2004 – Selected as first annual Preserve America Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year.
2004-2005 – Member PBS TeacherSource Advisory Group
Selected for Who’s Who in the World, 2001-2014
Selected for Who’s Who in America, 2003-2014
2001 – Elected as a Resident Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society
2001 – Featured in the PBS three part series “Only a Teacher: the History of Teaching in the United States”
2000 – Recipient of Harvard University’s Derek Bok Prize for Public Service.
1991 – Selected by the Disney Channel as one of thirty-six teachers in the nation to receive “The American Teacher Award.”
1990 – Selected as one of seventy teachers in the nation to be featured in the book I Am A Teacher , by David Marquis. (Simon and Schuster Publishers)
1989 – Selected as the Massachusetts Christa McAuliffe Fellow.
1989 – John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Award Winner, “Outstanding Teacher on the Theme of American Presidency.”
2005 – Prince Saunders Education Award for Exemplary Contributions in the Field of African-A
merican Historical Research. Awarded by the National Park Service.
2005 – Profiled in Drake Blue (Winter 2005).
1991 – Featured on NBC’s “Today Show” for work with homeless students.
1991 – Introduced on NBC’s “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno.
1991 – Appeared twice as a guest on Tom Bergeron’s WBZ TV Show “People Are Talking ”
2005 – Contestant on ABC’s “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” as part of a special tribute to America’s teachers.
2002 – Selected as one of 30 teachers nationally to attend a seminar on the American Civil Rights Movement at Cambridge University sponsored by the The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
2001 – Selected as one of 30 teachers nationally to attend a seminar on British perspectives on American History at Oxford University sponsored by the The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
1992 – Helped develop, research and host a ten part series on immigration for MCET (Massachusetts Educational Television)
1996 – My local history class was featured in an article, “History close to home”, in the Fall, 1996 issue of Teaching Tolerance published by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
1992 – Profiled in the January issue of Boston Magazine, “Names and Faces You Had Better Know in 1992.”
1994 – Recipient of the Drake University School of Education Outstanding Alumni Award.
1991 – Recipient of the Drake University Alumni Achievement Award.
1982 – Selected as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America by the National Junior Chamber of Commerce.
1975 – 1980 – Coached eight Division II NCAA Track and Field All-Americans
1980 – 1983 – Served as Goodwill Ambassador/United States Department of State, Track and Field Coaching in Mexico.
1996 – Member of the Massachusetts Social Studies Curriculum Frameworks Committee.
1993 – Member of the Advisory Board for MEAP (Massachusetts Educational Assessment Program) tests.
1994 – Grant Reader, United States Department of Education, Improvement and Reform of Schools and Teaching, Washington, D.C.
1987 – 1990 – Grant Reader, Bicentennial of the United States Constitution Commission, Washington, D.C.
2005 – Elected member Colonial Society of Massachusetts
2005 – 2012 – Member Adams Family Papers Administrative Committee, Massachusetts Historical Society.
2013-2014 Judge/Evaluator of the New England Society of New York City Annual Book Awards which recognizes books of merit that honor New England and its culture.
“Nathan Dane.” Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law. Roger K. Newman, ed. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.
“Encouraging Civic Virtues: A Collaborative Model Developed by a Teacher-Librarian and a Classroom Teacher.” School Libraries in Action: Civic Engagement, Social Justice and Equity (Best of Knowledge Quest, volume 3) American Library Association, Fall 2009.
Present – Book in progress: Hometown Handbook: a Researchers Guide to Local History. The book includes chapters on archaeology, architecture, primary documents and ethnicity.
“Sagas in Stone: Students Recreate New England History.” Common-place. July, 2006.
“Encouraging Civic Virtues: A Collaborative Model Developed by a Teacher-Librarian and a Classroom Teacher.” Knowledge Quest 34:4 March-April 2006.
“These Names Had Life and Meaning: High School Students Immortalize the Civic Engagement of African-Americans.” Common-place. April, 2005.
“Local History through Primary Research,” Local History Magazine, January/February, 2000.
Eastman, W. Dean. “The Influence of Immigration on the Development of Civic Education in the United States from 1880 – 1925 ” Thesis. Harvard University, 1999.
“A Primary Research Approach to Local Civics.” The Civic Perspective: the newsletter of the Institute on Writing, Reading and Civic Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Winter of 1989.
“Alternative Careers for Physical Educators,” Journal of Physical Education and Recreation, January, 1977.
“The Physiology of the Female Athlete,” Track Technique, September, 1976.
“Development of the High School Shot-putter,” Scholastic Coach Magazine, September, 1975.
“Promotion and Organization of the High School Track Program,” Scholastic Coach Magazine. February, 1973.
Served as editor/reviewer for Glencoe World History: Modern Times (World History Textbook), 2001.