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Tufts University
Department of Education
Paige Hall
Medford, MA 02155


Deborah Donahue-Keegan

Ed.D. Harvard University
Ed.M. Harvard University
B.A. College of the Holy Cross

Deborah's research and teaching focus on the ways in which prosocial education approaches can synchronously foster positive school climate, racial literacy, equity and academic achievement in/across school systems. She is dedicated to advancing education practices that foster social-emotional development, deep learning, and cultural competence in all schools. Deborah co-leads the MA Consortium for Social-Emotional Learning in Teacher Education (www.seltedconsortium.com). She is also on the steering committee for the MA Social-Emotional Learning Alliance. Deborah began her career in the education field as a high school teacher, for seven years, beginning in Kingston, Jamaica. As a doctoral candidate, she was an Advisor to pre-service teachers in numerous Boston and Cambridge schools. Before coming to Tufts, Deborah was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Education Department at Wellesley College. She is currently writing a book that builds on her dissertation research--a qualitative study of public high school teachers' efforts to foster socio-moral and civic learning through constructive controversy.

Courses Taught:
Education for Peace and Justice
Prosocial Education for a Democratic Society