Dr. Judith M. Newman

32 Chelsea Lane
Halifax NS B3M 1K9
(902) 443-1536
Fax: (902) 443-7420

Short CV

PhD 1976 University of Toronto (OISE) Education Theory
MA 1972 University of Toronto (OISE) Education Theory
Bsc (Honors in Biology) 1963 Dalhousie University


[ For a complete academic CV see http://www.lupinworks.com/jn/cv.html ]

Medical Technical Writing:

  • Pfizer Canada : Celebrex, Fragmin, Voriconazole (research study synopses for Sales Representative education), Erectile Dysfunction - drug comparison
  • Roche Canada : Writing Workshops for Technical Staff

November 2001 - June 2002
Brainworks International - development of course content, prototype development, stylesheet development and maintenance, formatting of course material, inputting of course material into Theorix (course management software), demo development, and QA of course content

July 2001 -
Website Production:

Beta Team Member: Trapeze Media, Web Development Team Member: Harmony, Inc, Hang Gliding/Paragliding Association of Canada

Jan 2001 - June 2001
Web Project Manager, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto

Oct. 2000 - January 2000
• Education Consultant on Able's World: A proposal for a new preschool math/science TV series and website, Cochran Entertainment, Halifax, NS
• Consultant, Writer on Think Twice: A proposal for a series of six TV programs and website on "Youth at Risk", Blink Digital, Halifax, NS

Feb. 2000 - June 2000
Resident, New Media Design Programme, Bell H@bitat (Canadian Film Centre), Toronto

July 1997 - Present
Writer, Education Consultant, Professor at MSVU and University of Hawaii. Courses include:

In March 1998, participated in an month-long international On-Line conference on the work of Donald Schön [ set-up conference materials on my websites: http:/www.lupinworks.com/ar/Papers.html

Created and maintain the Educating as Inquiry website: http://www.lupinworks.com/ar/

September 1993 - June 30, 1997
Dean & Full Professor with tenure, Curriculum and Instruction Department, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba

  • Worked with faculty to revamp undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Initiated and taught in a new off-campus Master of Education (Action Research) Program
  • Explored uses of technology in programs
  • Engaged in collaborate ventures with St. Boniface and Seven Oaks School Divisions
  • Courses taught: Teacher Action Research: Making Sense of Teaching
  • Worked with the Board of Teacher Education and Certification

August 1983 - August 1993
Professor (half time; promoted to Full Professor with tenure 1987) Education Department, Mount Saint Vincent University; Education Consultant (half-time)

Developed and taught a range of graduate and undergraduate courses, including:

  • Writing and Computers
  • Computers in Education
  • Literacy in the Community: Exploring Teacher Research
  • Theory and Practice of Writing, Theoretical Models of Language/Reading

Explored uses of technology in my own teaching
Developed and taught first distance education course 1987
Co-founded and taught in Summer Institute in Education (1989-1993)
Education Consultant

Set up workshops and inservice sessions for teachers
Consulted with school boards on teacher education initiatives
Published five books and numerous articles on literacy and learning, on computers in language education

Made many conference presentations on aspects of computer use in education and on literacy development and instruction

January 1976 - August 1983
Assistant / Associate Professor (tenure 1981), Department of Education, Dalhousie University in Halifax NS

Developed and taught a range of graduate and undergraduate courses:

  • Understanding Reading,
  • Reading Instruction,
  • Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children,
  • Computers in Education

Initiated and ran a clinic (in conjunction with a practicum course) for children having difficulty learning to read

Prepared five video-taped programs "What About Reading?