Executive Dean

Dan Garvey

Discipline: Social Change & Cross-cultural Studies

Dan Garvey will be sailing on his sixth Semester at Sea Voyage as Executive Dean.  Dan is a Professor and founding Fellow of the Institute for Sustainable Social Change at Prescott College.  He is also President Emeritus of that college having served as president from 2000-2010. He will be teaching Sociology 362 Social Change on the voyage.

Dan has extensive international experience working with projects in Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Tanzania and Israel. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado and his dissertation focused on the possible effects of cross-culture experience on the ethical development of college students.  Dan will be accompanied by his wife Barbara who has been a part of every voyage and Coordinator of the Lifelong Learner Program.

Dan has strong ties to the mountaineering and experiential education communities and was a Trustee of The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and Project Adventure.

He believes that Semester at Sea has the potential to help educate a group of learners who can positively change the world and influence decisions that benefit the common good.