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David Newman

Associate Professor

dnewman@jwu.edu

Alma Maters: Brown University, University of Chicago, Rutgers University
Classes Taught: SOC 2001, SOC 2002, SOC 2010, SOC 2020, SOC 2050, SOC 2060, SOC 3010
Countries Traveled To: Serious travel: Canada, Holland [lived], United Kingdom [lived], France
Companies Worked For: Besides JWU, Judaic Studies Dept, Brown University
What is your style of teaching?
Socratic
What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Film, youtube, and lots of scholarly articles
What is the most engaging assignment you give?
From student feedback - a sociological analysis of the local supermarket
When grading a student, what do you look for?
Integration of my ideas and other ideas broadcasted in the class with the student's own ideas
What kind of student would love your class?
Someone who enjoys reading and is open to new perspectives
What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Regular communication with the professor
What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Foodways
What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Being able to read in several languages
Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Looking at the difference between reality television and mainstream, 'script based' television shows
Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Be ready to work

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