Aaron J. Newman, PhD 
Associate Professor, Psychology, Psychiatry, Surgery, and Pediatrics (Division of Neurology), Neuroscience Institute, and Brain Repair Centre
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Affiliate Scientist, National Research Council Institute for Biodiagnostics (Atlantic)
The affiliations above will give you a feel for who I am professionally. I hold a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Oregon, and did postdoctoral training at the University of Rochester. As a university faculty member, my work time is divided between three primary duties: research, teaching, and administration. My research is generally in the areas of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, primarily using non-invasive neuroimaging methods such as MRI, EEG, and MEG. I currently teach two third-year undergraduate courses in Psychology & Neuroscience: Psycholinguistics and Research Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience, as well as mentoring people at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and faculty levels in cognitive neuroscience research. I also am Canadian Director of the Trans-Atlantic Neuroscience Teaching Network (TANTEN), a graduate-level Canada-EU exchange program. Administratively I focus my efforts on tasks that I see as performing important functions (e.g., undergraduate and graduate education) and/or being vehicles to create positive change, create community, and make scientific knowledge accessible and useful.
My involvement in Wikiversity was initiated by a strong belief in Open Education and the realization that with little additional effort, and in fact a lot more fun, I could empower my students, educate them better, and make my teaching efforts accessible to the global community rather than to a miniscule, highly-privileged fraction of that. My current (and first) Learning Project is Psycholinguistics. This is being developed with my students in the context of Dalhousie University's PSYO3190 and NESC3190 Psycholinguistics class. My personal page will evolve over the course of this project.