Honorary degree recipient
The University of New Brunswick will grant an honorary doctorate of letters to Andrew C. Garrod, professor emeritus of Education at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Dr. Andrew C. Garrod holds a Bachelor of Arts (1961) and a Master of Arts (1967) from Oxford University. He holds a Master of Education (1976) and a Doctoral degree in human development and psychology (1982) from Harvard University. He taught at Dartmouth College for 25 years, becoming the Chair of the Education Department twice and for eight years was Director of the Teacher Education Program. He is a recognized scholar and distinguished teacher, receiving Dartmouth College’s Distinguished Teaching Award in both 1991 and 2009.
Dr. Garrod’s diverse work in the fields of education and human development has focused on cross-cultural applicability of moral development theory and on the use of personal narrative as a tool to explore issues of development in a number of international settings.
Dr. Garrod co-founded Youth Bridge Global in 2004, a non-profit organization with a goal of providing youth theatre experiences in war-torn and under-resourced parts of the world. He has been the Program Director for the Dartmouth Volunteer Teaching Program, which began in 2000 with a view to contribute to education in the Marshall Islands. Dr. Garrod also serves on the Executive Committee for the Summer Enrichment Program at Dartmouth College.
As a researcher, he has completed 30 works in 90 publications. In 2010, he was the recipient of The Robert A. Fish 1918 Memorial Prize for outstanding contributions to undergraduate teaching, which recognizes success in the classroom, scholarly achievement and one-to-one work with students.
For 16 years, Dr. Garrod taught at Saint John High School where he chaired the English Department and won provincial and national awards for his Shakespearean student productions. To recognize his contributions, members of the school’s alumni established a scholarship in his name at The University of New Brunswick.