Professor of Education, Bowdoin College

Charles Dorn is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Education at Bowdoin College. His research examines the civic purposes adopted by and ascribed to centers of early childhood education, public elementary and secondary schools, and colleges and universities. His work has appeared in the American Journal of Education, Diplomatic History, Teachers College Record, and History of Education Quarterly and he is the author of American Education, Democracy, and the Second World War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). In 2012, Dorn received a U.S. State Department Fulbright Award to the University of Cape Town, South Africa. His recent higher education history, For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America, has been characterized in The Journal of American History as “the best single-volume history of American higher education available.” His most recent book, co-authored with University of Rochester philosopher Randall Curren, is entitled Patriotic Education in a Global Age (University of Chicago, 2018).