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Patricia A. Newman, EdD

  • Adjunct Professor
Media Expertise:
  • Education

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Affiliated Programs


  • EdD, K-12 Educational Leadership (2018)
    Widener University (PA)
  • MEd, Special Education (2009)
    Widener University (PA)
  • BA, Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education (2008)
    Widener University (PA)

About Me

I was an Early Childhood practitioner for 14 years, 9 of which were at Widener University's Child Development Center.  My philosophy of teaching focuses on creating confident and culturally diverse teachers within a learning environment that is conducive to growth and practice.  My teaching style is didactic and changes each semester depending on the learners enrolled in my classes.

Research Interests

Early childhood education, special education, K-12 educational leadership, professional development, teacher certification, and teacher retention.


Wolfe, Z. & Newman, P. (2022). Preparing Quality Teachers: Advances in Clinical Practice: Developing Teacher Leadership Skills in Preservice Teacher Education. IAP Publishers. 

Newman, P. (2018). Examining Principal Perceptions Toward the Inclusion of Elementary Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the Regular Education Classroom.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)

Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Penn Association for the Education of Young Children (PennAEYC)

Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC)

Delaware County Early Childhood Education Association (DCECEA)

Pennsylvania Child Care Association


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