Dana Devon

Templeton Education Fellow - Education Program

Dana Devon is a longtime educational producer of regional and national civic and global literacy programing. Most recently, she helped develop and launch the Citizenship Initiative at the Museum of the American Revolution, a program designed for immigrants preparing to take the U.S. Citizenship Test. The course uses the Museum’s historical objects and stories to teach U.S. history and civics. 

From 2007 – 2016, Ms. Devon served as the Vice President of Education for the World Affairs Council, where she designed and directed wide-ranging global affairs programing for over 2000 students of diverse backgrounds and learning abilities across the greater Philadelphia region. She also created Philadelphia’s Global Smarts Mentoring Program, a rigorous global literacy tutoring program that has served over 800 economically disadvantaged students since its inception in 2013. 

Ms. Devon began her professional career as an attorney, practicing employment and civil rights law at the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board. After six years of federal practice, Dana joined the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Center on Professionalism, where she developed and taught case studies in legal ethics and professional responsibility. In 1998, she joined the National Constitution Center, serving as the education editor of the NCC website.  Over the years, she has also taught a number of undergraduate courses at St. Joseph’s University, most recently Constitutional Law and the United Nations and Global Affairs.