Monday, July 27, 2009


DAN NOVAK Resume/Vita 2009

Philosophy of Postmodern/Global/Future Studies; Technology and Planetary Praxis; The Creative-Critical Pedagogy of Learning Communities; The Contemplative Perspective on Ecology; Religious Practice of Community and Engaged Action

TEACHING EXPERIENCE *University of Rhode Island Feinstein College of Continuing Education: 2000-present: Initiator/co-instructor of the BGS Social Science Seminar on Globalization; co-leader and instructor of the BGS Humanities Seminar, “The Sixties and Its Legacies”*URI School of Education: 1996-2006, Part-time Instructor, An Introduction to American Education, and previously, The Psychology of Learning *URI Professional Training and Development Presenter: 2003-4*Wrentham State School for the Developmentally Disabled: 1984-92, special education work with the severely developmentally disabled as a direct care worker and supervisor*New Life Enterprises: 1978-82, a principal in a community rehabilitation business*The University Without Walls Program: 1971-77, The Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities: 1971-77, Core Staff advisor/facilitator and seminar leader*Sullivan County Community College, State University of New York: 1970-71, Instructor in Philosophy and Humanities *Hofstra University, Philosophy Department: 1969-70, Part-time Instructor

Manhattan College, 1960-64, B.A. Honors in PhilosophyYale University Graduate School, 1964-66, PhilosophyThe New School for Social Research, 1966-69, Philosophy and SociologyUniversity of Rhode Island, M.A. in Education, 1996 (Thesis: “The Curriculum of Consciousness: A History of the Disciplines From the Greeks to Postmodernity”)

Chair of the Town of West Greenwich, R.I. Conservation Commission (1994-present)Founding Trustee of the Town of West Greenwich Land Trust (1998)President of the Rhode Island Association of Conservation Commissions (present)