Dr. Ted Chamberlain, former Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Development, served Eastern from 1975 to 2004. Throughout the years, Chamberlain positively influenced Eastern in many ways.
Upon Chamberlain’s arrival at Eastern, there was no Student Development program in place, so he used his training in Student Development to bring a state-of-the-art program with counseling, tutoring and career searching to the campus.
Chamberlain also created the graduate department of Counseling Psychology. He designed the curriculum for this program using the knowledge he had gained through his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Boston College.
While at Eastern, Chamberlain also co-authored a book with Chancellor Dr. Chris Hall, titled “Realized Religion: Research on Religion and Health.”
Chamberlain left Eastern to return to his home in Newton, Mass. in 2004 and was working as headmaster at South Shore Christian Academy when he passed away on May 22, 2010 at the age of 65.
“He was a boss, colleague and mentor when I started in Student Life in 1975,” said Bettie Ann Brigham, current Vice President of Student Development. “He quickly became more than that to anyone who was privileged to know him.”
Although Chamberlain is greatly missed by the Eastern family, his memory will live on through his many accomplishments.
The Dr. Ted Chamberlain Memorial Fund is a financial award established to honor his life of service. This award will be given annually to a student who has had a significant impact on Eastern community through student life.