Welcome to Donn Weinholtz’s Web Page


                                      “To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.”  

                                                                                                          - Chinese Proverb





Background Information:


I am a Professor and the Chair of the University of Hartford’s Department of Educational Leadership, where much of my time is spent supervising doctoral dissertations and teaching graduate courses in professional ethics, introductory statistics, and qualitative research methods.  I also teach an undergraduate leadership course and undergraduate classes in American Studies (1865- present) in Hartford’s All University Curriculum.  Earlier in my career, I conducted research in medical education and taught at the University of Texas Medical Branch–Galveston, the University of Iowa, and East Tennessee State University.  I came to the University of Hartford in 1991 as the dean of the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, serving in that capacity until1998.  More recently, I was  secretary, vice-chair and chair of the University of Hartford’s Faculty Senate (2005-2009).


Active among New England Friends (Quakers), I was twice clerk of Hartford Monthly Meeting and sat on  the Board of Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island.  I’m now a member of the Permanent Board of New England Yearly Meeting, and since 2006 have maintained a weekly peace vigil on the University of Hartford campus. That same year, several of my colleagues and I co-founded  the Greater Hartford Peace Education Consortium, which involves representatives from several  local campuses in developing peace-related curricula and conferences. Currently a member of Friends Association for Higher Education’s Executive Committee, I’m also the founding and current editor of Quaker Higher Education, FAHE’s on-line, scholarly publication. Please visit my blog:  Transform the Military Budget  (the link appears below) which is dedicated to examining ways in which the United States’ defense budge can be reduced and reinvested in critically necessary areas such as sustainability technologies and urban education.


Diane Thistle Weinholtz – a science teacher and head of the middle school at Watkinson School – and I have been married since 1972.  We have three grown children, David, Philip and Jennifer; all of whom are visual artists involved in education and human services professions. Our dog,Sophie, is a handful.









             Transform the Military Budget Blog :   http://transformthemilitarybudget.blogspot.com



Quaker Higher Education (FAHE Publication)


                You can access all issues of Quaker Higher Education at:




-          Teaching During Attending Rounds (with Janine Edwards) – Johns Hopkins Press


-          Longing to Live…Learning to Die – IUniverse


-          Restructuring an Urban High School   - Phi Delta Kappa


-          Carolina Blue  (Completed Summer 2010 – not yet published)


All of these, except Carolina Blue (a novella) are currently available at: http://www.amazon.com/   (Copy the title into the Amazon search box.)              


Curriculum Vitae:     weinholtzvitae.doc.docx


You can contact me at:   weinholtz@hartford.edu



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