CURRICULUM VITAE: July 2015
ROBERT HENMAN: DBM, DLS, CTC, BA, MA
901-247 Regency Park Drive, Halifax, NS B3S 0A5
Phone: 1-902-444-0359 Cell # 1-902-452-1455
E-mail address: Robert.Henman@msvu.ca
2003-04: Doctoral Studies in the Philosophy of Education; University of South Australia.
1993-94: Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling: Dalhousie University.
1982: Masters in Philosophical 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.
EMPLOYMENT and PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1984-1995 & 2002-2015: 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 http://www.sgeme.org/
2004 & 2005: Parenting Series with HRM School Board. Three articles on Parenting at http://roberthenman.com/articles.aspx
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)
1994-2006: Private Counseling practice.
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.
1982-1996: Training teachers for various grade levels.
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.
PAPERS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES
2008: Patterns of Response to Lonergan’s Paradigm-shift Challenge UBC, Vancouver, BC
2009: Seeking Unity as Functional Collaborators SMU, Halifax, NS
2010: Communications: Effectively Defining Audiences UBC, Vancouver, BC
2011: An Ethics of Philosophic Work (Pub.) SMU, Halifax, NS
2012: Exploring Systems toward Effective Communication UBC, Vancouver, BC
2014: Functional Research in Neuroscience UBC, Vancouver, BC
REFEREED PUBLISHED JOURNAL ARTICLES (Blind peer review)
2015: Generalized Empirical Method: A context for a discussion of language usage in Neuroscience, http://www.crossingdialogues.com/current_issue.htm Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences: The official journal of Crossing Dialogues, Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2015. Rome, Italy.
2013: Can cerebral scanning and imaging techniques contribute to a theory of thinking? http://www.crossingdialogues.com/current_issue.htm 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, http://journals.library.mun.ca/ojs/index.php/jmda
2010: Teaching Foundations in Peace Studies, Journal of Macrodynamic Analysis; Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada. http://journals.library.mun.ca/ojs/index.php/jmda/
2005: A Spirituality of Obedience: Equal in God’s Eyes Only? Article published in online Journal Quodlibet; Vol. 7, # 2, June 2005 at http://www.quodlibet.net/articles/henman-obedience.shtml . A brief discussion of the philosophical foundations of gender equality.
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.
REQUESTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
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.
1993: Article on Bioethics in Prince Edward Island Nursing newspaper.
1986: Reviewer for Adult Education Journal; Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Publication Services, Ottawa.
PUBLISHED RESPONSE TO ARTICLE CRITIQUE
2014: Generalized Empirical Method: Is it Needed? http://www.crossingdialogues.com/journal.htm Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences: The official journal of Crossing Dialogues, Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2014.
2008: Behind the Altar; A fictional novel exploring the dysfunctional psychology of contemporary institutional Religion. Published by Xlibris Publishing, 2008 PA, USA
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 their implication for pedagogy in education.
EXTERNAL INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
Invited Reviewer (2015) Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences: The official journal of Crossing Dialogues, Rome, Italy.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Research in Functional Specialization in Neuroscience.