Charles Euchner is a teacher, author, and creator of The Writing Code. The only brain-based system for mastering writing in all fields, The Writing Code teaches all the skills you need in a single day.
Euchner, who previously taught writing at yale and ran a public-policy think tank at Harvard, is the author of a dozen books, including the acclaimed Nobody Turn Me Around: A People's History of the 1963 March on Washington (Beacon, 2010). Euchner's work runs the gamut, from politics and elections to cities and planning to sports business and baseball.
Euchner speaks widely to groups on the civil rights revolution and the writing revolution. Euchner shows how the Internet, globalization, and changes in schools and other major institutions are fundamentally transforming the way we communicate. In this new age, everyone's a writer. Euchner shows how to master the challenges of the Writing Revolution with his simple, intuitive, brain-based system.
In addition to speaking, Euchner conducts seminars. He has appeared on m,ajar TV and radio stations, including "Nightline," "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered," "Talk of the Nation," "SportsCenter," "The Diane Rehm Show," and more. He has also contributed to and appeared in major print media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, People, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, and more.
Industry Expertise (1)
Creator, The Writing Code (professional)
Development of brain-based system for mastering writing and communications. System engages learners through storytelling, which offers a "template" for mastering more technical and abstract skills (mechanics and analysis). System has been tested in ten states and the District of Columbia with a wide range of learners -- Fortune 500 executives and professionals, small business people, authors and journalists, high school and college students, and dropouts and retirees.
Staff Writer for Education Week (professional)
Covered a wide range of topics, including computers in education, athletics and physical education, the teaching profession, bilingual education, and state and federal government.
College professor (professional)
Taught political science at major colleges and universities, including University of Pennsylvania (1988), St. Mary's College of Maryland (1989-1990), Holy Cross College (1990-1997), Northeastern University (1999-2000). Also taught writing at Yale University (2007-2010) and SUNY-Purchase (2009).
Coordinator of Boston's citywide planning process (professional)
Coordinated citywide planning process for Boston Redevelopment Authority. Process involved 120 community meetings, dozens of meetings with professional stakeholders, creation of databases, and production of master plan for the cirty.
Associate Director, Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University (professional)
Helped to establish center, now known as Dukakis Center, as a leading "think and do tank" in Boston.
Executive Director, Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, Harvard University (professional)
Founding executive director of think tank dedicated to analysis and problem-solving in urban and regional policy and planning. Coordinated extensive research agenda, convened and ran conferences, developed fellowship program, created executive training program, designed websites, and more.
Author of books on a wide range of subjects -- one on civil rights, three on writing, two on baseball, three on urban policy and planning, one on presidential elections, one on political and social movements, one on sports politics, and one on diplomacy. Also author of hundreds of articles and reports on a wide range of topics, for national publications including Newsweek, The New York Times, The American, Education Week, The Boston Globe, and more.
Lecturer in Writing (professional)
Taught classes on different aspects of writing -- analytic writing, essay writing, long-form narrative writing, and genre writing. Classes helped to develop The Writing Code system.
The Johns Hopkins University: M.A., Ph.D., Political Science 1990
Focus on urban politics and theory, planning, organizational behavior, and political theory.
Vanderbilt University: B.A., Political Science 1982
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The Civil Rights Revolution: A Tale of Three Heroes
based on his acclaimed book Nobody Turn Me Around: A People's History of the 1963 March on Washington (Beacon Press, 2010), Euchner explores how social change requires powerful leadership for "body, mind, and soul." He shows how three leaders -- A. Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin, and Martin Luther King -- created the "space" for the greatest transformation in American democracy since the Civil War.
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