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David Warren Kirkpatrick, American Educational researcher, writer. Certified social studies teacher, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania. Named Alumnus of Year, North Adams State College, 1971; Distinguished fellow The Blum Center, Marquette U., since 1995; Wm. Robertson Coe fellow StanfordU., 1965; Graduate scholar Lehigh University, 1959-1961.


Kirkpatrick, David Warren was born on April 19, 1929 in Bennington, Vermont, United States. Son of David Warren and Minerva Kirkpatrick.


Bachelor of Science in Education, North Adams (Massachusetts) State College, 1959;Master of Arts in History, Lehigh University, 1964.


High school history teacher Easton (Pennsylvania) Area School District, 1961-1971. President Pennsylvania State Education Association, Harrisburg, 1969-1971. Communications director Pennsylvania Governor, 1971-1973.

Consultant, senior staff member Pennsylvania Senate Education Commission, 1973-1977. Senior staff member Pennsylvania Senate and Rural Affairs Commission, 1977-1980. Executive director Association Pennsylvania State Colleges and Universities, Harrisburg, 1980-1985.

Communications director Pennsylvania Auditor General, 1985-1986. Executive director Pennsylvania Association Rural and Small Schools, 1987-1991, The Reach Alliance, Harrisburg, 1992-1995. Educational researcher, writer, consultant, since 1995.

Founder Pennsylvania Rural Coalition, Harrisburg, 1980, board directors, 1980—1987, chairman, 1980—1982. Member consumer advisory council Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, 1985—1987, chairman, 1986—1987. Senior fellow Allegheny Institute, Pittsburgh, 1998—2000, Options for Youth, Pasadena, California, 1999—2000.

Fellow Public Service Research Foundation, Vienna, 1999—2004. Fellow, then senior fellow for teacher choice Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, Arlington, Virginia, 1999—2001. Columnist Express-Times, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1992—1995.


  • Certified social studies teacher, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania.



Public relations chair Vote Yes for Water, Harrisburg, 1981. Participant innumerous political campaigns. Fellow Public Svc. Research F/Tennessee.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, travel, music collection.


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Minerva Kirkpatrick