Delia Neuman

Delia Neuman

Professor Emerita

Delia Neuman

Professor Emerita

Biography

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.

Research Interests

Learning in information-rich environments, instructional systems design, the use of media for learning, and school library media

Academic Distinctions

  • 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
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