W. Dean Eastman

Male, Person

1948 –


Who is W. Dean Eastman?

W. Dean Eastman is a nationally recognized educator and writer who was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on February 22, 1948, the son of Weston D. and Harriet Eastman. Eastman attended the Andover, MA Public Schools and, while a student at Andover High School, was a member of the Latin Club, a library assistant, won third place in the science fair, and won 8 athletic letters in football, indoor track, and outdoor track. In his senior year, Andover High won the Massachusetts All-Class Track and Field Championship. Eastman placed in the 200-meter dash and was a member of the 800-meter relay team that placed second. His classmates at Andover High included Tonight Show host Jay Leno and Emmy-Award winning soap opera writer Lorraine Broderick.

Eastman attended Drake University from 1966-1970. He was a member of the Bulldog Track team as a freshman. Eastman graduated from Drake in 1970 with a BSE in Social Science.

Eastman received an MSE and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study at Springfield College. In 2000 he received an ALM degree with a concentration in Government from Harvard University. His thesis topic was "The Influence of Immigration on the Development of Civic Education in the United States from 1880-1925". Eastman is a recipient of Harvard University's Derek Bok Prize for Public Service. He is an elected fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society and is one of eight members of the Adams' Family Papers Administrative Committee.

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