Dan Camilli grew up in a Boston working class neighborhood. The first in his family to graduate high school, Dan went on to earn graduate degrees from both Harvard University and the University of Maryland at College Park after earning a B.A., Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Massachusetts.

An award-winning educator, curriculum writer, and a Massachusetts Teacher of the Year nominee, Dan received a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Scholarship to China and a Keizai Koho Fellowship to Japan. He then received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct independent research and  develop curriculum for his innovative history, philosophy and world cultures courses.

Dan created and hosted a podcast called “Nature, Sport and the Spirit” where he interviewed award-winning playwrights, writers, sculptors, and painters as well as professional golf coaches and wind surfers about their passion for what they do and their experience with the creative process. He is a columnist and blogger, writing about topics as diverse as the nature of time; impact of technology on our ability to communicate; cultural definitions of freedom and the importance of honoring teachers.

A self-described working class kid with a ruling class education, Dan never forgot where he came from, and his courses have inspired multiple generations of former students who continue to work for social, economic, and environmental justice. These days, Dan hangs his hat in Austin, Texas. The site of his childhood home is now a Valvoline Instant Oil Change location.
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