Christopher Newman

Christopher B. Newman
Assistant Professor

PhD, UCLA, Higher Education and Organizational Change

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Christopher B. Newman, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership Studies. Dr. Newman has served the field of higher education in various capacities including: research analyst at the UCLA Higher Education Research Institute, Campus Coordinator for an AmeriCorps Program at the UCLA Center for Community Learning, and as a Recruiter and Admissions Counselor at the University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education.

His research focuses primarily on outcomes, inequities, and undergraduate student experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). He also studies college readiness and pathways into postsecondary education for underrepresented students.

Dr. Newman has served as a consultant to the National Science Foundation’s Colloquy on Minority Males and has presented his work at the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Association for the Study of Higher (ASHE), Association for Institutional Research (AIR), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP), and the International Leadership Association (ILA) professional conferences. He is co-editor (with Dr. Shaun R. Harper) of the volume, Students of Color in STEM.