Dr. Neuman is interested in information literacy and in the ways in which people — particularly K-12 students — use information and information resources for learning. Her research has involved several studies that address her I-LEARN model for learning with information: identifying a problem or question that can be addressed through information; locating information, either recorded or in the environment, related to that problem or question; evaluating the quality and relevance of the information; applying the information to complete a learning task; reflecting on the product and process represented by the I, L, E, and A steps; and instantiating the knowledge gained so that it can be used in the future. Dr. Neuman previously taught the doctoral research seminar in qualitative research and a course in the instructional role of the information specialist as well as several courses in the College’s School Library Media (SLiM) Concentration, which she directed: school library programs and services and the field study in school library media.
Learning in information-rich environments, instructional systems design, the use of media for learning, and school library media
- PhD, Education, The Ohio State University
- Major department: Educational Theory and Practice
- Areas of interest: Instructional systems design, computer based education, naturalistic inquiry, exceptional children
- Dissertation title: Learning Disabilities and Microcomputer Courseware: A Qualitative Study of Students’ and Teachers’ Interactions with Instructional Dimensions
- Advisor: Dr. Keith A. Hall
- AM, English, University of Michigan
- Major area of interest: Prose fiction
- Thesis title: “A Handsome Wholeness of Effect”: Technical Aspects of Henry James’s The Ambassadors and The Golden Bowl
- Certificate of completion, Publishing Procedures Course, Radcliffe College
- AB, English, cum laude and with departmental honors, Chestnut Hill College
- Area of specialization: Anglo-Irish Literature
- Honors thesis title: “A Terrible Beauty Is Born”: Literature Arising from Ireland’s Easter Rebellion.
- Minor: French