Assistant to the Chair, Associate Professor
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