DEAN GRODZINS is a Senior Researcher at the Harvard Business School, where he works with Professor David Moss on the High School Case Method Project to transform the teaching of American democracy in high schools, and a Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Historical Society, where he is writing on the fugitive slave crisis in Boston (1850-64). Dean has published widely on American history, including the prize-winning biography American Heretic: Theodore Parker and Transcendentalism (University of North Carolina Press), and is first author of five of the case studies, and co-author of two others, in Moss, Democracy: A Case Study (Harvard: Belknap, 2017). He received a Ph.D. from Harvard and has served as a lecturer on history and literature at Harvard and as Associate Professor of History at Meadville Lombard Theological School. He frequently delivers public presentations on American history and has extensive experience as an academic editor. He also drew a comic strip for twenty years. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife and daughter.

Other Works

Awards and Recognition

  • Alan Nevins Prize