David Hagstrom, EdD

Title: Educational Consultant, Educator
Location: Portland, Oregon, United States

David Hagstrom has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education and education consulting.

Dr. Hagstrom became involved in his profession because of his advisor John Burma when he was attending Grinnell College. Dr. Hagstrom felt he wanted to do the kind of things his mentor did and as a result, Mr. Burma nominated him to go Harvard University for a master’s degree. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Grinnell College in 1957, he earned an AMT in education, teaching and United States history from Harvard University in 1958. Later, in 1966, he received an EdD in school leadership from the University of Illinois. With a career spanning more than five decades, Dr. Hagstrom has remained a retreat facilitator for The Center for Courage and Renewal since 2000 and an active educational consultant since 1985.

Prior to retiring, Dr. Hagstrom served as an associate professor of Lewis & Clark College. In his career, he has taught to the University of Portland, Portland State University, Michigan State University, the University of Alaska, the University of Illinois, James Roy Skiles School and National Louis University. In addition to teaching, he has also served as the director, principal and in other academic administrator roles for Willard Elementary School, Kendall College, the University of Illinois, the Alaska Center for Educational Leadership and Denali Elementary School. In recognition of his work, Dr. Hagstrom has received the A+ Educator Award from the US Department of Education and the Next Century Schools Award from the Nabisco Foundation.

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