William Harman

Dr. William Gregory Harman, Ed.D.

Assistant to the Chair, Associate Professor

  • SPH 112
  • Teacher Education Division

Greg Harman's life story:

Brooklyn, NY, 0-3,  New Haven CT  3-5, Bethesda, MD (next to Washington, DC) from 6-14,
Lake Forest IL (North Shore suburb of Chicago) 14-18, graduated LFHS 1985

Undergraduate at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, B.A. in International Studies 1989

Waukegan, IL 89-90, painting houses & temp office work, legal secretary work

Triangle Area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, NC) 1990-94, temp then IT for Rhone-Poulenc Ag Co
Master of Education (Curriculum & Instruction) from NC State Univ, Raleigh, 1994

Saint Paul, MN 1994 - 2006    
- 7-12 social studies teacher, the Red School House (alternative ed. Native American School,
            mostly Anishinabe students, some Lakota) 1994-95
- 9-12 social studies teacher, Mounds View High School, Arden Hills, MN 1995-2007
            teaching: U.S. History, Civics, World Areas Asia, AP Comparative Govt., AP U.S. Govt. 
            - 2 yr. rotation as dept. chair
- Ed.D., Hamline University 2009

Elmhurst, IL (western suburb of Chicago)  2007-2017

- Associate Professor, School of Education, Dominican University Chicago 2007-2017
             Coordinator of Secondary Programs
             teaching: History & Philosophy of Education (School & Society), Educational Psychology,
             Social Studies Methods (elem, middle, & secondary courses), student teaching 
             supervision & seminar course

             published/scholarly interest in dialogic instruction, reform vs. revolution in schooling, 
             digital tech as a challenge to student/teacher relationship, failure of NCLB and implications
             for the educational essentialist paradigm.

- Master of Arts in Educational Administration, Dominican University, 2016


Other Stuff:  Licensed teacher in Social Studies, Physical Education, plus Admin (Principal) License.
                    3rd dan (3rd degree black belt), Okinawan Yamashita-ha Shorin-Ryu karate,
                    includes training in Matayoshi Kobudo (traditional Okinawan weapons). Also trained in 
                    Motobu-ha Shito-Ryu Karate & Aikido.
                    Married in 1990, spouse is Alzada Tipton, current Provost, Whitman College
                    2 sons, Douglas (b. 1996), senior at Macalester College, Andrew (b. 1998), first-year at Reed College
                    Swimmer, animal rights advocate, deep ecologist