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Norman A Newberg, Ph.D.


Dr. Newberg served as a senior fellow at Penn's Graduate School of Education and as Executive Director of the Say Yes to Education Foundation over the past two decades. He retired from these positions in 2006 and returned to the Mid-Career program to supervise and chair dissertations in 2008 and consulted with Say Yes Education in their national program. In 1967, he joined the School District of Philadelphia Office of Curriculum and instruction as director of the Affective Education program. The program, which focused on the relationship between on emotions and attitudes in the mastery of academic subjects, trained principals and teachers, produced nationally known curricula and facilitated the development of several alternative schools.

Dr. Newberg received at Harvard University the Alfred North Whitehead Fellowship (1969-1970), the Ford Foundation Travel and Study Grant (1975-1976), and the Eli Lily Distinguished Scholar Award (1992-1993). Dr. Newberg is the author of several publications, the most recent The Gift of Education, focuses on the lives of the students who were the first recipients of the Say Yes to Education tuition guarantee program and was published in 2006. Dr. Newberg received his BA from Temple University in 1956, MA from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1961, and PhD. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1978.