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Deborah Donahue-Keegan

Department of Education
Associate Director of the Generous Listening and Dialogue Center (GLADC), Social-Emotional Learning & Civic Engagement Initiative | Lecturer, Department of Education

Deborah Donahue-Keegan in a red scarf outdoors

Deborah Donahue-Keegan

Department of Education
Associate Director of the Generous Listening and Dialogue Center (GLADC), Social-Emotional Learning & Civic Engagement Initiative | Lecturer, Department of Education

Biography: 

Deborah Donahue-Keegan, M.S.W., Ed.M., Ed.D. serves as the Associate Director of the Generous Listening and Dialogue Center (GLADC), is a Senior Fellow at Tisch College, and oversees the Center's Social-Emotional Learning & Civic Engagement (SEL-CE) Initiative. She is also a Lecturer in the Tufts Department of Education, as well as a member of the university-wide Bridging Differences Task Force, the Tufts JED Campus committee, and the university's Mindfulness and Resilience Collaborative.  

Deborah holds a B.A. in History from the College of the Holy Cross, an M.S.W. from Boston College, and Ed.M., Ed.D. degrees from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She serves as an Advisor for SEL4US, a national SEL advocacy organization. Deborah co-founded and co-leads the Massachusetts Consortium for SEL in Teacher Education (MA SEL-TEd). She has authored articles and chapters focused on Social-Emotional Learning, contemplative practices, and educator professional development. Deborah is co-author of the forthcoming book, EQ Goes to College: An Emotional Intelligence Framework for Colleges and Universities (Kendall Hunt Publishing). Deborah's research and teaching focus on ways that transformative social-emotional learning can be leveraged for well-being, equity, belonging, and racial literacy in K-12 and higher education environments.

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