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Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

Deborah Donahue-Keegan

Professor
Department of Education
Associate Director, Tisch College Initiative on Social-Emotional Learning and Civic Engagement

Deborah Donahue-Keegan

Deborah Donahue-Keegan

Professor
Department of Education
Associate Director, Tisch College Initiative on Social-Emotional Learning and Civic Engagement

Phone 617.448.1949
Biography: 

Deborah Donahue-Keegan is a Lecturer in the Education department. Her research and teaching focus on the ways in which prosocial education approaches can synchronously foster positive school climate, racial literacy, equity, and academic achievement in/across school systems. She is dedicated to advancing education practices that foster social-emotional development, deep learning, and cultural competence in all schools. Deborah co-leads the MA Consortium for Social-Emotional Learning in Teacher Education. She is also on the steering committee for the MA Social-Emotional Learning Alliance. Deborah began her career in the education field as a high school teacher, for seven years, beginning in Kingston, Jamaica. Before coming to Tufts, Deborah was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Education Department at Wellesley College. She is currently writing a book that builds on her dissertation research--a qualitative study of public high school teachers' efforts to foster socio-moral and civic learning through constructive controversy.

Education: 
Ed.D., Harvard Graduate School of Education
Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education
M.S.W., Community Organizing, Policy, and Planning, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
B.A., History, College of the Holy Cross
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
Education for Peace and Justice
Prosocial Education for a Democratic Society
Social-Emotional Development and Ethical Civic Learning in Schools
School and Society