G. Blake Eldridge, Jr. '96
G. Blake Eldridge '96 assumed the role of Dean of Students at Lawrenceville July 1, 2014.
Eldridge returned to his alma mater in 2004, when he joined the faculty as an English Teacher and the boys' varsity soccer head coach. He has served the School in a number of important academic, athletic, and residential life roles over the past decade.
Eldridge has taught in both the English and Religion and Philosophy Departments, chaired the School's Interdisciplinary Studies Program, and was the John F. Hotchkis '50 Chair in English. He was also the Dickinson Assistant Head of House, then Head of House (2004-12), and a Rising Scholars Head of House (2010-12), and Circle Director. He has served on the School's Student Leadership Prototype Team, and committees concerning Ethics, Academic Integrity, Interdisciplinary Studies Review, and Humanities Redesign. In addition to coaching boys' soccer, Eldridge is the assistant coach of the Big Red varsity baseball team. In 2013, he began duties as Director of the Lawrenceville School Camp, a non-profit summer camp for low-income youth.
Eldridge has received a number of honors, including the Shelby M.C. Davis ’54 Award (2008), the Ferguson Family Fund Award for Residential Service (2012), and a Fellowship to the Future of Learning Institute at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education (2012) where he presented original work on developing courses and facilitated discussions on helping students engage in questions on globalization. Additionally, Eldridge has presented at several conferences on the structure and purpose of Lawrenceville’s Interdisciplinary Program, including the Education Innovation Summit (2010, 2012) and ProjectConnect (2013).
He holds a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Chicago and a master of arts in English from the Middlebury College Bread Loaf School of English. While a student at Lawrenceville, Eldridge was the captain of the boys' varsity soccer team. He continued his soccer career in college, playing for the University of Chicago Maroons.