Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo, Stage Historian, Author, and Researcher 

   Editor Maryann P. DiEdwardo Maryann is the author of more than 35 books and articles. Since 1976, Dr. DiEdwardo has taught English, literature, and research in Pennsylvania colleges and universities; she co-founded Pasda Studios School of Art and co-facilitated Fine Art programs for students of all ages for thirty-two years. In 2004, results of her case study research suggested that the integration of music in the college classroom improved students’ grades and abilities to compose thesis statements for research papers in courses that emphasize reading and writing skills. In her initial study, Dr. DiEdwardo refined Howard Gardner’s 1993 definition of music as a separate intellectual competence.  
She currently teaches at University of Maryland University College where she was awarded the 2016 Faculty Professional Achievement Award. She also teaches at Lehigh University.

She was awarded the 2016 Karen Lentz Award by the College English Association for Adjunct or Contingent Faculty Presentation; she was also recipient of the Northampton Community College Project Aware Outstanding Service Award 1978; in 2016, Northeast Modern Language Association. Selected her for Panel Event Chair, Women and Gender Studies. 

The french director Bertrand Tessier is developing a series of 52 minutes documentaries about mythical couples in Hollywood for french television OCS, a channel dedicated to Hollywood movies.
One of the documentary will be about:

Spencer Tracy/Katherine Hepburn

My book on Katherine Hepburn is a reference. 

Research Interests include Pairing Music and Linguistic Intelligences, Literacy, Metacognition, Pedagogy, Social Justice, Student Directed Learning, Stage History, Poetics, American Women Writers, Immigration, African American Literature, Poetry, Drama, Health Writing, and Writing as Therapy. 

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