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Dean Elias  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • Ed.D Adult Learning & Leadership, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, N.Y., 1993
    Dissertation: Educating Leaders for Social Transformation
  • ABD Educational Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle WA, 1975
  • STM Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary, New York, N.Y., 1960
    Thesis: Community Conflict Resolution
  • Social Ethics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1958
    Rockefeller Brothers Fellow
  • A.B. American Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 1957
    Senior Thesis: The Changing Concept of Human Nature in 17th & 18th Century America

Teaching Experience:

  • Professor - Saint Mary's College of CA (2004 - 2009)
    Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Kalmanovitz School of Education
  • Dean & Tenured Professor - Saint Mary's College of CA (2000 - 2004)
    School of Extended Education
  • Educational Consultant & Core Faculty - Western Washington University, Bellingham (1973 - 1976)

Professional Experience:

  • Special Project Coordinator - Western Association of Schools & Colleges, Alameda, CA (1999 - 2000)
    Project: The Redesign of WASC Accreditation Standards
  • Dean, Division Director, Professor - California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA (1992 - 1999)
  • Dean - Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont (1990 - 1992)
  • Provost - Antioch University San Francisco, CA (1988 - 1990)
  • Provost - Antioch University, Seattle, WA (1976 - 1987)
  • Project Leader - Lummi Indian Management Program (1972 - 1973)
  • Private Consultant - Management & Organizational Development (1971 - 1998)
  • Director of Training - Northwest Social Systems, Seattle, WA (1970 - 1971)
  • Consultant - Organization for Social and Technical Innovation, Cambridge, MA (September 1969 - June 1970)
    Providing onsite consultation to Model City Programs in Kansas City, KA; Juneau, AL; Tucson, AZ
  • Western Regional Training Director - US Government, Office of Economic Opportunity, San Francisco, CA (1966 - 1969)
  • Chief, Management & Job Corps Staff Training - US Governement, Washington, D.C. (1965 - 1966)
  • Personnel Officer - US Government, Superior National Forest, Duluth, MN (1962 - 1964)

Other Experience:

  • Community Organizer & Youth Worker - Bethany Community Church, Rochester, NY (1960 - 1962)

Fellowship:

  • Rockefeller Brothers Fellowship - Harvard University, Cambridge MA (January 1958)

Scholarship:

  • National Scholarship - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (January 1952)

Publications:

  • Proehl, Rebecca, Douglas, Shelese, Elias, Dean, Johnson, Anthony and Westsmith, Wendy. 2012. A Collaborative Approach: Assessing the Impact of Multi-grade Classrooms, Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, vol. Submitting
  • Elias, Dean and Taylor, Kathleen. 2012. Transformative Learning: A Developmental Perspective, The Handbook of Transformative Learning Theory, issue in press, eds. Cranton, PatriciaTaylor, Edward, Jossey-Bass
  • Elias, Dean. (2006). Foreward for Tang, Y and Joiner, C.. In Synergic Inquiry (pp. 1). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Elias, Dean & Kasl, Elizabeth. (1999). Transforming Systems: Creating New Habits of Mind in Small Groups. In Mezirow, Jack (Ed.), Transformative Adult Learning (pp. 1). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Elias, Dean. (1997). It's Time to Change our Minds: An Introduction to Transformative Learning. ReVision, Vol. 20, Iss. Summer, 1.

Performances:

Conference Presentation -- ILA

  • Global Leadership. (2009)
    Along with Ken Otter and Yongming Tang, we presented a paper and facilitated a conversation about the challenges and lessons from experiences developing leadership in transnational organizations
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1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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