“The Fedcap Group’s commitment to providing educational opportunities to individuals with barriers is what drew me to the agency. From early intervention to working with adults who are out of school and out of work, we provide educational opportunities to create a path to economic well-being.”

Dr. Don Harreld

Senior Vice President, Education

Dr. Donald Harreld is the Senior Vice President for the Education Practice Area and Executive Director of Easterseals New York.

Don has over 20 years of experience in higher education. This includes 10 years of educational administrative experience, most recently as an administrator at Brigham Young University. He also has many years of experience in non-profit and corporate management, and as a consultant on disability advocacy, training, and leadership for government agencies.

Don holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, and an Executive Management Certificate from the University of Southern California.

Don is a prolific author. A sampling of Dr. Harreld’s published works are highlighted below:

An Economic History of the World Since 1400   


High Germans in the Low Countries: German Merchants and Commerce in Golden Age Antwerp. (Leiden: Koninklijke Brill, 2004).

Edited Books

Companion to Hanseatic History. (Leiden: Koninklijke Brill, 2015).

Media Projects

An Economic History of the World Since 1500. Great Courses DVD Lecture Series. (Chantilly [VA]: The Teaching Company, 2016)

Book Chapters

“‘How great the enterprise, how glorious the deed’: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Circumnavigations as Useful Myth.” in Myth in History, History in Myth, edited by Laura Cruz and Willem Frijhoff, (Leiden: Koninklijke Brill, 2009). 

“An Education in Commerce: Transmitting Business Information in Early Modern Europe.” in Information Flows: New Approaches in the Historical Study of Business Information, edited by Jari Ojala and Leos Müller, (Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, 2007).

“The Individual Merchant and the Trading Nation in Sixteenth-Century Antwerp.” in Between the Middle Ages and Modernity: Individual and Community in the Early Modern World, edited by C.H. Parker and Jerry Bentley (Lantham [MD]: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007). 

Journal Articles

“Nurturing Independent Learning in the Undergraduate Student in History: A Faculty–Student Mentoring Experience.” co-author with Benjamin Johnson. Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning Vol. 20, no. 3 (2012): 361-378.

“Trading Places: the Public and Private Spaces of Merchants in Sixteenth-Century Antwerp.” Journal of Urban History Vol. 29, no. 6 (2003): 657-669.

“Atlantic Sugar and Antwerp’s Trade with Germany in the Sixteenth Century.” Journal of Early Modern History Vol. 7 no. 2 (2003): 148-163.

“Urban Particularism and State Centralization in the Revolt of Ghent, 1538-40.” Proteus: a Journal of Ideas. Vol. 20 (2003): 39-44.

Published Essays 

The Case of the Comte de Virlade: An Investigation into Eighteenth-Century Marine Insurance Practices. James Ford Bell Essays, No. 2 (Minneapolis: James Ford Bell Library, 1995).

Encyclopedia Entries

“Dutch Economy in the Golden Age (16th-17th Centuries).” EH.Net Encyclopedia, edited by Robert Whaples, 13 August 2004 URL http://eh.net/encyclopedia/article/Harreld.Dutch

“The Dutch Revolt, 1568-1648.” in Europe 1450-1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World, edited by Jonathan Dewald. (New York: Charles Scribner’s and Sons, 2003).

“Insurance.” In Trade, Travel and Exploration in the Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia, edited by John Friedman and Kristen Mossler Figg. (New York: Garland Publishing, 2000)

Areas of Expertise

• Post-Secondary Education

• Higher Education

• Training and Development

• Curriculum Design

• Distance Education

• Outcome and Assessment Strategies

• Internship Development

• Tutoring and Mentoring

Contact Information

Dr. Don Harreld
Senior Vice President, Education