Maryann DiEdwardo Ed.D.

Maryann is an outstanding public speaker who has lead seminars for groups in art, haiku, meditation, writing, and education.

Maryann received the Northampton Community College Project Aware Outstanding Service Award and holds a volunteer position forThe National QiGong Association Research and Education Committee (Terminology Task Force) A member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Himalayan Institute, and Yoga Alliance, she is an experienced registered certified yoga instructor E-RYT500 and a member of the Tai Chi Yang Family Association.

Case Study Research
In 2004, statistical results of Dr. DiEdwardo’s case study research suggest that pairing music and linguistic intelligences in the college classroom improves students’ grades and abilities to compose theses statements for research papers in courses that emphasize reading and writing skills (DiEdwardo 2004). In initial study in 2003, Maryann refined Howard Gardner’s (1993) definition of music as a “separate intellectual competence” and compared music intelligence to linguistic intelligence. Furthermore, through acknowledgement of MI Theory, educators infuse cognitive abilities of students by helping them “think” as one of her students suggested. Her article, “Pairing Music and Linguistic Intelligences” was published in the Record, Vol. 41, No. 3, Spring 2005. Kappa Delta Pi, International Education Honors Society.