Throughout his career, Dr. Gerwin lent his expertise as an editor and reviewer in several capacities.
AMHERST, MA, August 31, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Douglas J. W. Gerwin, PhD, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With more than 45 years of experience as an educator, Dr. Gerwin provides adult education and mentoring while teaching high school students. He is currently Executive Director of the Center for Anthroposophy, serving in the same role at the Research Institute for Waldorf Education. In addition, he is a member of the Pedagogical Section Council in the School for Spiritual Science of the Anthroposophical Society in America and has served as Chair of the Teacher Education Delegates Circle in the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and as member of the International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education.
Dr. Gerwin began his career as a correspondent for Reuters News Agency while living in the United Kingdom in 1972 and continued working in journalism until 1978. That year, he began his teaching career at the University of Dallas as a graduate and teaching assistant for the department of psychology. In 1981, he advanced to the position of lecturer in the psychology and education departments at the university. Following this time, he became a teacher and administrator for High Mowing School, where he taught high school English, German, history, mathematics, music, and science until 2004.
At the same time, Dr. Gerwin began visiting and guest teaching at North American Waldorf schools starting in 1985, which he continues presently. In this role, he serves as a lecturer and workshop leader for child development and Waldorf education for schools, teacher training institutes, and universities. He also advises and evaluates Waldorf high schools in North America, serving as a mentor for new high schools. Additionally, he has been a founding member of the Leadership Council for the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America for the past 20 years.
Prior to embarking on his professional journey as an educator, Dr. Gerwin earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and psychology from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom in 1972. He then attained a Master of Arts in psychology and literature in 1980 and a Doctor of Philosophy in phenomenological psychology and literature in 1984, both from the University of Dallas. As an alumnus of a Waldorf school, he was invited to share his experiences with U.D. faculty working on a study of Waldorf schools while pursuing his graduate degree. He realized how much he enjoyed teaching through this experience and decided to help students in Waldorf schools for his career.
Throughout his career, Dr. Gerwin lent his expertise as an editor and reviewer in several capacities. He was copy editor, manuscript editor, and managing editor for the scholarly journal Dragonflies: Studies in Imaginal Psychology and a book reviewer for Spring: An Annual of Archetypal Psychology. In 1980, he worked as a manuscript editor and bibliographer for Psychological Life: From Science to Metaphor by R. D. Romanyshyn. Since 2004, he has been a manuscript editor for the Research Bulletin of the Research Institute for Waldorf Education, and is the founding editor of "Center and Periphery," an online newsletter for the Center for Anthroposophy, and occasional editorial reviewer for the international online journal "Research on Steiner Education." He has also developed a series of online seminars for high school teachers titled "Starlight Rays in Darkened Times."
In 1988, Dr. Gerwin published a "Waldorf High School Curriculum Guide" and edited a collection of essays entitled For the Love of Literature: A Celebration of Language and Imagination, published in 1996. He has contributed many works on Waldorf schools, including Research on Waldorf Graduates, Phase I in 2005, Survey of Waldorf Graduates, Phase II in 2006, And Who Shall Teach the Teachers? The Christ Impulse in Waldorf Education in 2007 and Trailing Clouds of Glory: Essays on Sexuality and the Education of Youth in Waldorf Schools in 2014, among several others. Most recently, he co-authored Into the World: How Waldorf Graduates Fare After High School and edited Tapestry of a Waldorf Curriculum: A Teacher's Guide to the Waldorf School Grades 1-12, both of which were published through Waldorf Publications in 2020.
Now entering semi-retirement, Dr. Gerwin plans to conduct further research to demonstrate the benefits of Waldorf education. He is continually working toward helping Waldorf schools and education flourish and be more accessible to a wider range of students.
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