Biography

Donn Weinholtz is Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at the University of Hartford, where much of his time is spent supervising doctoral dissertations and teaching graduate courses in professional ethics, introductory statistics, and qualitative research methods.  Donn also teaches an undergraduate leadership course and undergraduate classes in American Studies (1865- present) in Hartford’s All University Curriculum.  Earlier in his career, Donn conducted research in medical education and taught at the University of Texas Medical Branch–Galveston, the University of Iowa, and East Tennessee State University.  Donn came to the University of Hartford in 1991 as the dean of the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, serving in that capacity until 1998.  More recently, he was secretary, vice-chair and chair of the University of Hartford’s Faculty Senate (2005-2009).Active among New England Friends (Quakers), Donn was twice clerk of Hartford Monthly Meeting and sat on the Board of Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island.  Donn is now a member of the Permanent Board of New England Yearly Meeting, and since 2006 has maintained a weekly peace vigil on the University of Hartford campus. That same year, Donn and several of his colleagues co-founded the Greater Hartford Peace Education Consortium, which involves representatives from several local campuses in developing peace-related curricula and conferences. Currently a member of Friends Association for Higher Education’s Executive Committee, Donn is also the founding and current editor of Quaker Higher Education, FAHE’s on-line, scholarly publication. Please visit Donn’s blog: Transform the Military Budget which is dedicated to examining ways in which the United States’ defense budge can be reduced and reinvested in critically necessary areas such as sustainability technologies and urban education.Donn has been married to Diane Thistle Weinholtz since 1972. Diane is a science teacher and head of the middle school at Watkinson School.  They have three grown children, David, Philip and Jennifer; all of whom are visual artists involved in education and human services professions.

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