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CURRICULUM VITAE:                                                                                           January 2014

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2003-04: Doctoral Studies in the Philosophy of Education; University of South Australia.
1993-94: Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling: Dalhousie University.
1982: Masters in Theological Education: Boston College-Boston, St. Joseph’s College-Chicago-USA, & Concordia University, Montreal. Degree granted by Atlantic School of Theology. Thesis: Method in Education exploring the relationship between Jean Piaget and Bernard Lonergan: Published as The Child as Quest; University Press of America, 1984
1980-81: Graduate Studies in Philosophy: St. Mary's University, Halifax.
1979: Bachelor of Arts: Double Major in Philosophy & European History with minor in Sociology, Mt. St. Vincent University, Halifax, NS.
1976: Diploma in Business Management, Montreal.
1974: Diploma in Literary Studies, Conn., USA.

1984-1995 & 2002-2013: Sessional and part time lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics, MSVU.
1990-94: Sessional Lecturer in Medical Ethics: Dalhousie Medical School
2008-2014: Conference Director of conferences on Functional Collaboration in the Sciences: Halifax (SMU) and Vancouver (UBC).
2004-06 & 2011: Practicum Supervisor Dept. Of Family Studies & Gerontology, Mount St. Vincent Univ., Halifax, NS
2009 to Present: General Secretary: The Society for the Globalization of Effective Methods of Evolving
2004 & 2005: Parenting Series with HRM School Board. Three articles on Parenting at
1995-2006: Private Counseling practice.
2001-03: Member of Mount St. Vincent University Alumni Board of Directors
2002-03: Chairperson of MSVU Professor’s teaching Award Select-committee. (Presented Award at MSVU 2003 Convocation)
1993-94: Ethical Consultant Dalhousie Medical School (Aids and Dentistry)
1993-96: Ethical Consultant with Shannex Corp. (Seniors Residence)
1996: Director of International Conference on Bernard Lonergan's Economics, Halifax, NS.
1993-96: In-Services: Halifax Regional School Board: teaching methods, structure & evaluation of outcomes, self-esteem, and child development.
1982-2006: Director of Education and teacher training: Archdiocese of Halifax.

COURSES TAUGHT IN UNIVERSITY: Death & Dying, Love & Marriage, Contemporary Moral Problems, The Roots of Peace and Conflict (Distance & Classroom lecture formats), Introduction to Philosophy, Methods in Education, Child Development (The Child as Quest), Reasoning and Argumentation, Medical Ethics, Bioethics, Contemporary and professional Ethical Issues in Aging and Families, Philosophy of Education.

2008: Patterns of Response to Lonergan’s Paradigm-shift Challenge
2009: Seeking Unity as Functional Collaborators
2010: Communications: Effectively Defining Audiences
2011: An Ethics of Philosophic Work
2012: Exploring Systems toward Effective Communication
2014: Functional Research in Neuroscience

2013: “Can cerebral scanning and imaging techniques contribute to a theory of thinking?” Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences: The official journal of Crossing Dialogues, Volume 6, Issue 2, December 2013. Rome, Italy.

2012: “An Ethics of Philosophic Work”, Journal of Macrodynamic Analysis; Memorial University, NL,

2010: “Teaching Foundations in Peace Studies”, Journal of Macrodynamic Analysis; Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada.

2008: Behind the Altar; A fictional novel exploring the dysfunctional psychology of contemporary institutional Religion. Published by Xlibris Publishing, 2008 PA, USA

2005: A Spirituality of Obedience: Equal in God’s Eyes Only? Article published in online Journal Quodlibet; Vol. 7, # 2, June 2005 at . A brief discussion of the philosophical foundations of gender equality.

2004: Book Review at request of publisher of Improving Moral Decision-making by Michael Shute & William Zanardi, Axial Press, Halifax, NS 2003. HEC Forum: Health Care Ethics Committee Forum. September 2004, Volume 16, issue # 3.

2000: “Reality, Judgment and Dissociative Consciousness”; Article published in METHOD: Journal of Lonergan Studies. Boston, USA. Vol. 18, Number 2, Fall 2000. Article on Identity Disorder with implications for psychotherapy.

1993: Article on Bioethics in Prince Edward Island Nursing newspaper.

1986: Reviewer for Adult Education Journal; Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Publication Services, Ottawa.

1984: The Child as Quest; University Press of America, 1984. Published MA thesis: An exploration of the relationship between Jean Piaget’s notion of development and Bernard Lonergan’s Intentionality Analysis and its implication for pedagogy in childhood education.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research in Genetic Method in Cognitive Neuroscience.

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