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Andy Newman

Andy Newman

about the teacher

Although I have lived in Laramie, Wyoming; Irving, Texas; and Omaha, Nebraska, for short spells, I am a western Nebraskan, born and bred, and that is where I have resided for the majority of my life. Simply put, it is home and always will be. I have taught college, part-time and full-time, for 18 years and high school for five years. My experience is varied. I have worked as a reporter and assistant editor (not assistant to the editor) of a daily newspaper. As for degrees, I have collected master's degrees in history, English, and (most recently) Biblical theology. Currently, I am working on my Ph.D. in the Humanities through Faulkner University and an MTh in Applied Orthodox Theology through the Antiochian Orthodox House of Studies. I am also a freelance writer and independent scholar.

Teaching Philosophy

If I were to use an analogy, I would say education is a journey and a teacher is the guide and coach. Journey? That might seem trite. Yet there is no truer way I know of to describe how students and teacher make their way through the territory of a novel, poem, philosophical or theological treatise, short story, or set of ideas. Teachers …

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Publications

Reading to Know
An Open Letter to A Reluctant But Not Recalcitrant Student
Poiema Journal. Poiema Institute. April 4, 2019.
What's Really Awesome and Sublime
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Scottsbluff (Neb.) Star-Herald. Oct. 13, 2017.
Autumn Has Her Own Music
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Scottsbluff (Neb.) Star-Herald. Oct. 27, 2017.

Education

Ph.D. Candidate
2022
Humanities, in Progress
MTh
2022
Applied Orthodox Theology
M.A.
2018
Biblical Theology
M.A
1998
English
M.A.
1995
History