Dr. Maryann DiEdwardoDoctor of Education, California Coast University. 2004Master of Arts, English, Lehigh University. ΣΤΔ 1980Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Arts, Penn State University 1975ΦΒΚ, ΦΚΦ, M.B.Research InterestsPairing Music and Linguistic Intelligences, Literacy, Metacognition, Pedagogy, Social Justice, Student Directed Learning, Stage History, Writing as Therapy Case Study ResearchIn 2004, statistical results of case study research suggest that pairing music and linguistic intelligences in the college classroom improves students’ grades and abilities to compose theses statements for research papers in courses that emphasize reading and writing skills (DiEdwardo 2004). In initial study in 2003, Maryann refined Howard Gardner’s (1993) definition of music as a “separate intellectual competence” and compared music intelligence to linguistic intelligence. Furthermore, through acknowledgement of MI Theory, educators infuse cognitive abilities of students by helping them “think”.Teaching ExperienceLehigh University 1976, 2007 Adjunct Professor English DepartmentMaryann DiEdwardo announces publication ofher newest work with Cambridge Scholars Publishing: American Women Writers, Poetics, and the Nature of Gender StudyPlease purchase your copy of my new book at this link:http://www.cambridgescholars.com/american-women-writers-poetics-and-the-nature-of-gender-studyOur book supports an end to gender violence.As a writer, do you want to make a difference in the world? American Women Writers, Poetics, and the Nature of Gender Study offers a fresh collection of essays about historical, cultural, and societal foundations, as well as the forms of social commentary, ethnography, and stream of consciousness. Driven by a theoretical approach to literature and practical applications of research-based writing strategies, the book’s contributors emphasize the understanding of global perspective and the cultural awareness of diverse peoples through analytical strategies, close reading, analysis of figurative language, and comprehension of the narrative structure. To your benefit, they ask critical questions about text, theme, tone, and style.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 thatemphasize 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 Awardby the College English Associationfor 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 documentaries will be about:Spencer Tracy/Katherine HepburnMy 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.