Dr Philip Fitzsimmons

Dr Philip Fitzsimmons

Head of Education

Work Place History

- University of Wollongong

- San Roque Research Institute (Santa Barbara, California)

- Avondale University College

Qualifications

PhD (University of Wollongong) 1996

MEd (Hons) (University of Wollongong) 1990

Master of Studies in Education (University of Wollongong) 1988

BEd (University of Wollongong) 1985

Current Research

- Adolescent Spirituality (in partnership with Dr. Barry Hill, Avondale University College)

- Contrasting Perspective of Spirituality (in partnership with Professor Emeritus John Hocheimer, University of Southern Illinois, USA)

- Tertiary Spirituality (in partnership with Dr. Jon Kassler, Tel Hai College, Israel)

- Visual Futures (in partnership with Ms Edie Lanphar, Knox School Santa Barbara, California & Dr. Tracey Bowen, University of Torontao, Canada)

- Ne-Gothic Film and Literature


Book Chapter

  • 2021
    • Fitzsimmons, P. and Lanphar E. (2021). Seeing, Sensing and Surrendering the Inside: Expressions of the Adolescent Self (In Press) In Brett Caraway (ed.), Visual Futures (pp. ). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • 2020
    • Fitzsimmons, P. (2020). Spiritual Threads of Memory, Meaning and Mild Monstrosity: The evolutionary wanderings of Ray Bradbury's Elliott Family In Miranda Corcoran and Steve Ellerhoff (eds.), Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction: Ray Bradbury’s Elliot Family (pp. 31-54). New York: Routledge.
  • 2019
    • Fitzsimmons, P. and Lanphar, E. (2019). Understanding the Adolescent I and Eye: The reading, writing, visualizing nexus In Julia Lane (ed.), Tracing Behind the Image: An interdisciplinary exploration of visual literacy (pp. 1-21). Leiden: Brill Publishing.
  • 2018
    • Fitzsimmons, P. (2018). Writing and Adolescents In Jessie Seymour, Esthir Lemi and Ekaterina Midgette (eds.), Writing as Spaces (pp. 21-31). Leiden: Brill Publishing.
    • Fitzsimmons, P. (2018). Turning Dark Pages and Transacting with the Inner Self: Adolescents’ perspectives of reading horror texts In Laura Kemmel and Kevin Corstorphine (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Horror (pp. 101-112). Cham: Palgrave MacMillan.

Journal Article

  • 2007
    • Harris, P., McKenzie, B., Chen, H., Kervin, L., Fitzsimmons, F (2007). Investigating Relationships Between Literacy Research, Policy, and Practice: A Critical Review of Related Literature. University of Wollongong Research Online, . | External link

Research and Professional Grants

  • 2020
    • The Impact of Faith Development Activities on Self Reported Measures of School Climate, $150000, Australian Independent Schools Association
  • 2014
    • Investigating the Nexus Between Policy and Classroom Praxis in Australia, $240000, Australian Research Council Discovery
  • 2010
    • Investigating the Nexus Between Policy and Classroom Praxis in Australia, $240000, Australian Research Council Discovery

Presentations

Academic Conference

  • 2017
    • Resonance with the Spiritual: Undergraduates frames of thinking in the digital age (2017), 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain, 04 Jul 2017
      Co-presenter: Kasler, J. and Lanphar, E.

Other presentation

  • 2018
    • Visual Literacy (2018), Good Shepherd Catholic School, Santa Cruz, CA, 01 Jan 2018
  • 2017
    • The Conditions for Learning (2017), Holy Cross Catholic School, Ventura, CA, 01 Jan 2017
  • 2015
    • The Conditions for Learning (2015), Good Shepherd Catholic School, Santa Cruz, CA, 01 Jan 2015

Scholarship Publications

Book Chapter

  • 2020
    • Fitzsimmons, P. (2020). True Resonance: The Intersection of the Noosphere, spirituality and the supernatural in True Detective – Season One (In Press) In Ashley Szanter and Jessica K. Richards (eds.), At the Mercy of Monsters: Essays on the rise of supernatural procedural dramas (pp. ). Jefferson: McFarland.
    • Fitzsimmons, P. (2020). The Nightingale – (Kent , 2014) In Simon Bacon (ed.), Monsters: A companion (pp. 23-30). New York: McFarland.
    • Fitzsimmons, P. (2020). In Need of Vitamin Sea: The emergence of Australian identity through the eyes and thirst of Kirsty Eager’s vampires In Cait Coker (ed.), The Global Vampire on Stage and Page (pp. 177-188). New York: McFarland.
    • Fitzsimmons, P. (2020). Representations of the Eschaton and Dispensational Apologetics of the Undead: ‘World War Z’ through the lens of the apotelesmatic prism (under final blind peer review) In Ashley Szanter and Simon Bacon (eds.), What the Hell is Going On? Essays on Faith and Theology in the Zombie Apocalypse (pp. ). New York: McFarland.
  • 2018
    • Fitzsimmons, P. (2018). Dick and Jane and Vampires In Simon Bacon and Katarzyna Bonk (eds.), Growing Up with the Undead (pp. 131-149). Birmingham: McFarland.
    • Fitzsimmons, P and Kilgour, P. (2018). Generation of Authentic Learning and Learners: The conditions of learning underpinning blended learning and online forums (Selected Reprint) In , Online Course Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications (pp. 1710-1725). IGI Global. | External link
    • Fitzsimmons, P. (2018). The Mything Link: The feminine voice in the shifting Australian national myth In Valerie Estelle Frankel and Colleen Harris-Keith (eds.), Women Versed in Myth: Essays on modern poets (pp. ). New York: McFarland.
  • 2017
    • Fitzsimmons, P and Kilgour, P. (2017). Generation of Authentic Learning and Learners: The conditions of learning underpinning blended learning and online forums In Maria Northcote and Kevin Gosselin (eds.), Handbook of Research on Humanizing the Distance Learning Experience (pp. 78-93). Hershey: IGI Global.
  • 2016
    • Fitzsimmons, P and Lanphar, E. (2016). Where Does It Come From? A summary of literature related to neo-natal and the possible nature of ex-utero spirituality In Jennifer Mata-McMahon, TIhana Kovac and Grace Miller (eds.), Spirituality: An interdisciplinary view (pp. 57-66). Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press.
  • 2015
    • Lanphar, E., Wilczek, A. and Phil Fitzsimmons, P. (2015). An Introduction to the Incurving of Current Issues: Understanding new perspectives of spirituality In Edie Lanphar and Agatha Wilczek (eds.), Understanding New Perspectives of Spirituality (pp. vii-xiv). Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press.
    • Fitzsimmons, P. and Lanphar, E. (2015). The Ideal and Idealized School: Spirituality as the core of being, belonging and becoming In Edie Lanphar and Agatha Wilczek (eds.), Understanding New Perspectives of Spirituality (pp. 134-140). Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press.

Journal Article

  • 2021
    • Fitzsimmons, P., Kasler, J. and Lanphar, E. (2021). Israeli Spirituality from an Integrated Perspective: One tertiary cohort’s voice, viewpoint, and values. The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality, 11 (2) 119-130.
  • 2020
    • Hill, B., Fitzsimmons, P., Kilgour, P. and Christian, B. (2020). A Decade of Encounter Biblical Studies. TEACH, 4 (1) 44-52.
  • 2019
    • Pratt, M., Fitzsimmons, P. and Christian, B. (2019). After the Earthquake: Adult reflections of adolescent experiences of a natural disaster. TEACH, 13 (2) 22-31.
    • Hattingh, S., Fitzsimmons, P. and Hattingh, P. (2019). Short Term Travel to the Holy Land: Potency, pilgrimage and potential. Journal of Adventist Mission Studies, 15 (1) 212-236.
  • 2018
    • Fitzsimmons, P., Kasler, J. and Lanphar, E. (2018). Resonance with the Spiritual: Undergraduates frames of thinking in the digital age. Proceedings of EUDLEARN 18, .
  • 2017
    • Fitzsimmons, P., Kasler, J. and Lanphar, E. (2017). Resonance with the Spiritual: Undergraduates frames of thinking in the digital age. Proceedings of EUDLEARN 17,  5909-5918. | External link
    • Kilgour, P., Fitzsimmons, P., Kilgour, T. and Merriman, J. (2017). Stem Down the Track: Two Christian schools’ further experiences. TEACH, 11 (1) 46-51.
    • Parker, M., Fitzsimons, P. and Gane, B. (2017). A Nexus of Eyes: The praxis of chaplaincy on one faith based educational system through emerging emic perspectives. TEACH, 11 (1) 52-59.
  • 2016
    • Kilgour, P., Fitzsimmons, P. and Merriman, J. (2016). Getting on Board with the STEM Revolution.’: Two Christian schools’ experiences. TEACH, 10 (2) 35-41.

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