Curriculum Vitae

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Brandon Newberg Curriculum Vitae 2015


M.Ed/Initial Licensure: ESL, University of Minnesota
B.A.: English, University of Minnesota
Study abroad, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
University of Minnesota Bachelor of Arts: EnglishStudy abroad, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Research Experience

Kendeou, P., Mohsen, B., and Newberg, B. (forthcoming).
Wrote results section for forthcoming study on the effect of social media environments on
argument evaluation, University of Minnesota, 2015

Elfenbein, A., and Bohn-Gettler, K. (2014). “Emotional Tone and Text Processing.” Poster
paper, Society for Text and Discourse Conference 2014, Chicago.
Conducted descriptive statistics for the study, University of Minnesota, 2013

Elfenbein, A. (unpublished).
Performed background article research and editing of narrative materials for study on
monitoring of goals of multiple characters by readers, University of Minnesota, 2013

Newberg, B. (unpublished). “Editor Vs. Guest Author Page Views on a Blog.”
Designed and conducted statistical study of page views of articles by editor vs. articles by
guest authors on a blog. Conducted for course EPSY 5261, University of Minnesota, 2013

CITI Human Subjects Research, Basic Course: Social-Behavioral Education Modules
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) course completed, 2013

Newberg, B. (unpublished). “Language Transfer? The Possible Influence of L1 Notions of
Grammatical Subject in the Acquisition of Relative Clause Types.”
Performed qualitative research with Japanese student on L1 language transfer effects on
relative clause acquisition for course CI 5620 Second Language Acquisition for Language
Teachers, University of Minnesota, 2010

Newberg, B. (unpublished). “Why Do Religions Change?: Methods in the Evolutionary Study
of Religion.”
Analyzed five methodologies for studying why religions change over time. Conducted for
directed readings course KIN 5992, University of Minnesota, 2010


Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, member, 2013 – present
International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion, member, 2013 – present
Text Group (psychology journal club, University of Minnesota), member, 2013 – present

Teaching Experience

Concordia University, St Paul, MN
Aug 2014 – present ESL Instructor
CLI 101 College Reading and Writing, CLI 103 College Speaking and Listening
Taught English language skills to incoming international students

Global Language Institute, St Paul MN
Apr 2013 – present ESL Instructor
Taught intensive English language courses to international students

Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis, MN
May 2014 – Jun 2014 ESL Instructor
Taught business English to international students

Sunchang Office of Education, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Feb 2012 – Feb 2013 Guest English Teacher
Taught English to elementary – middle school students

Hopkins High School, Minnetonka, MN
Jan – Mar 2011 Student teacher
Taught ESL to students in grades 9 – 12

Seward Montessori Elementary, Minneapolis, MN
Oct – Dec 2010 Student teacher
Taught ESL to students in grades 1 – 3

Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis, MN
Dec 2009 – May 2010 Reserve teacher
Taught ESL and other subjects to students in grades 9 – 12

Obira Town Board of Education, Hokkaido, Japan
Jul 2004 – Aug 2009 Assistant Language Teacher
Taught ESL to students in kindergarten – grade 9 + adults

Volunteer Service

Society for Text and Discourse Conference 2015, Minneapolis, MN
Volunteer, Minneapolis, 2015

Spiritual Naturalist Society,
Education Director, 2013 – present

Humanistic Paganism,
Founder and editor, 2011 – present

Hokkaido English Challenge Summer Camp, Sunagawa, Hokkaido, Japan
Coordinator, 2008
Volunteer, 2004 – 2009

Lauj Youth Society, St Paul, MN
After-school Tutor, 2004


Twitter: @btnewberg
Email: btnewberg [at]


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