Before coming to Northwest, Dr. Delamarter taught high school English in the Seattle area. His love of literature has informed his scholarship, and his early research has focused on the canon formation processes of Christian secondary schools.
In addition to his work with Northwest’s graduate education programs, Dr. Delamarter consults with both public and private schools to deliver and develop short and long term professional development. His current research focuses on the support structures that schools of education and small school districts provide for pre-service and first year teachers. He is currently working with universities around the country and across the globe to better understand how to improve teacher education and early career mentoring.
Dr. Delamarter has three children, considers himself a fairly good cook, is a bit of an overzealous sci-fi geek, and is hesitantly and fearfully training for a marathon this spring.
“Money, Manpower, and Measurement: how smaller districts can adapt best-practice to effectively mentor teachers,” WSASCD/OSPI/WASA Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, 2012.
“How Christian Schools (De)Form the Literary Canon,” International Conference of Christian Teachers of English Literature, Bellevue, Washington, 2010.
“Home Grown: A Multi-National Comparison of Community Involvement in Education,” Forum on Ecological Innovation for the Sochi Olympics, Sochi, Russia, 2008.
Joining the Mission, by Susan VanZanten
Academically Adrift, by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa
The Promise, by Chaim Potok
A Great Idea at the Time: The Rise, Fall, and Curious Afterlife of the Great Books, by Alex Beam