Patricia A. Newman

Patricia A. Newman, EdD

  • Director of Teacher Education and Certification
Media Expertise:
  • Education

Programs I Teach


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

About Me

My career began as an Early Childhood teacher for 14 years, 9 of which were spent at Widener University's Child Development Center. My philosophy of teaching Elementary and Early Childhood Education courses focuses on creating confident, culturally diverse teachers, in a learning environment conducive to growth and practice. My practice includes teaching in a hands-on manner, with the use of manipulatives and first-hand teaching experiences.

Research Interests

My research interests include special education, K-12 educational leadership, professional development, teacher certification, and teacher retention.


  • 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

DCECEA, NAEYC, DVAEYC, Pennsylvania Child Care Association