Donn Weinholtz is an emeritus Professor at the University of Hartford (CT). Over 29 years, he served the University in various capacities; directing the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, serving as dean of the University’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, chairing the Faculty Senate and sitting on the University’s Board of Regents. He also taught graduate courses in professional ethics, statistics and research methods, as well as undergraduate courses in Leadership and American Studies.
At Hartford, Donn guided a dramatic expansion of the college’s community involvement, developing the University of Hartford Magnet School, collaborating with the Coalition of Essential Schools, and co-founding the Hartford Urban Education Network. Donn also served on the board of trustees of Watkinson School, on the Board of Overseers of Moses Brown School, and as an advisory board member for the Hartford Street Youth Project. He was a founding member of the Greater Hartford Peace Education Alliance and a Coordinating Committee Member for the Connecticut Partnership for Sustainability Education. For fourteen years he maintained a peace vigil, every Wednesday, at the heart of the University of Hartford campus.
Donn is a Quaker, active among Friends in Hartford, New England and the U.S. He has served as clerk of Hartford Monthly Meeting and on New England Yearly Meeting’s Permanent Board. He was the founding editor of Friends Association for Higher Education’s online publication, Quaker Higher Education, and has twice served as FAHE’s clerk. He is currently one of New England Yearly Meeting’s representatives to Friends Committee on National Legislation.
With his wife, Diane, a science teacher and school principal, he has co-facilitated many Help Increase the Peace Program (HIPP) trainings, including working with approximately 2,000 teachers in Rwanda, Africa. Diane and Donn are the parents of three grown children.