Mark W. Dewalt

Professor of Educational Research
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 29733

(803) 323-2158

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University of Virginia, Ph.D. 1986
                        Major Areas: Educational Research and Evaluation
                        Minor Area: Curriculum and Instruction
                        Special Interest: Amish Culture
University of South Carolina, M.Ed. 1982
                        Major Area: Elementary Education
Muhlenberg College, A.B. 1976
                        Major Area: Social Science and Elementary Education
                        Special Interest: Old Order Mennonite & Amish culture



Dewalt, M., Ritch, M., Ramirez-DelToro, & Darcy, J. (2010). The life and times of Thomas Jefferson: A coloring and activity book.  Carlisle Press: Sugarcreek, OH.

Dewalt, M., Ritch, M., Conley, J., & Brown, J. (2008) The life and times of Abe Lincoln: A coloring and activity book. Carlisle Press: Sugarcreek, OH. 

Dewalt, M. (2006). Amish education in the United States and Canada. Lanham MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.

Encyclopedia Articles

Dewalt, M. (2010). Amish/Mennonite Schools, Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent, Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications.

Dewalt, M. (2010). Wisconsin v. Yoder, Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent, Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications.

Selected Journal Articles

Dewalt, M. (2001, Fall). The growth of Amish schools in the United States. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 17(2), 122-124.

Dewalt, M. (1999). A day in the life of a one-room school. The Lutheran Educator, 39(4), 119-123.

Dewalt, M. (1997). One-room schools: Current trends in parochial education. The Lutheran Educator, 38(1), 12-20.

Dewalt, M., & Troxell, B. (1989). Old Order Mennonite one-room school: A case study. Anthropology and Educational Quarterly, 20(4), 308-325.

Selected Presentations at Professional Meetings

Dewalt, M. (2010, June).  Caution, Children Ahead: Traveling to Amish Schools in the Twenty-first Century. Presented at the Country School Association of America (CSAA) Annual Conference at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Dewalt, M. (2009, June). An Overview of Amish Education.Presented at the CountrySchool Association of America (CSAA) Annual Conference at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA.

Dewalt, M. (2009, March). Amish Education and Implications for Public Education. Presented at theSouth Carolina Middle School Conference, Myrtle Beach.

Dewalt, M. (2008, Oct.) Invited Keynote Presentation: Understanding Students of
Poverty: Strategies for Success. South Carolina Center of Excellence to Prepare
Teachers of Children of Poverty Conference – Francis Marion University.

Dewalt, M. (2008, June). Summer Meetings: Critical Component of the Amish Country School System. Presented at the Country Schools Conference at Miami University.

Dewalt, M. (2007, June). A history of Amish teachers’ meetings. Presented at the Amish in America: New Identities and Diversities Conference at Elizabethtown College.

Dewalt, M. (2006, October). Invited presentation: The future of the one-room school in America. Iowa Country School Conference, Coralville, IA.
Dewalt, M. (2006, October). Invited presentation: A comparison of Amish schools of today with public one-room schools of the past. Iowa Country School
Conference, Mt. Pleasant, IA.

Dewalt, M. (2006, June). Work and play at Amish schools. Presented at the Country Schools Conference, Northern Illinois University.

Dewalt, M. (2002, June 27). The birth of Amish schools in the United States. Presented at the Country Schooling Conference, University of Iowa.

Selected Lectures

Invited presentation: Amish educational practices and implications for a post-modern world. College of Education, University of Iowa. October 2007.

Invited presentation: The Amish school shootings. Johnson   County Historical Society, Coralville, Iowa. October 2007.

Presentation: Tragedy and Hope at Nickel Mines School. League City Historical Society, League City, Texas. October 2007.

Amish Education lecture, Illinois Amish Interpretive Center, Arthur, IL, April 2007.

Amish Education lecture, Newberry College, Newberry, SC, March 2007.

Amish Education lecture, Midway College, Midway, KY, November 2006.

Amish Education lecture, University of Northern Iowa, October 2006.

Invited presentation: Amish education. Adair County Historical Society, Greenfield, IA. April 2006.

Selected Grants and Research Funding

December 2008 – Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at

October, 2007 – October 2010: Bank of America Professor of Educational Research Winthrop University.

Winthrop University research council grant with student as co-investigator for study of The Historical Significance of Summer Meetings to Amish Education during the 2007 – 08 academic year.

Awarded Winthrop University research grant funds for study of Amish Education during the 2004 – 05 academic year.

Awarded sabbatical for the spring term of 2005 to study Amish Education in the US during the spring term of 2005.

Selected Courses

HONR203: Amish Culture (2006 & 2007) Honors Program

HONR206: Old Order Culture (2008) Honors Program

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