Christopher Newman

Christopher Newman


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Christopher Newman

Assistant Professor
Leadership Studies
Higher Education
Diversity and Equity in Higher Education

Christopher B. Newman, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences. 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 research at the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Association for the Study of Higher (ASHE), Association for Institutional Research (AIR), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) national conferences. He is co-editor (with Dr. Shaun R. Harper) of the volume, Students of Color in STEM. Dr. Newman is originally from Los Angeles, CA.

Educational Background

  • PhD, Higher Education and Organizational Change, UCLA 
  • MA, Higher Education and Organizational Change, UCLA 
  • MA, Leadership Studies, University of San Diego 
  • BA; Sociology; University of California, Santa Barbara


  • Newman, C. B. (2011). Engineering success: The role of faculty relationships with Black collegians. The Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 17(3), 193-207.
  • Harper, S. R., & Newman, C. B. (Eds.). (2010). Students of color in STEM. New Directions for Institutional Research, No. 148. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Newman, C. B., & Jackson, M. B. (2013). Collaborative partnerships in engineering between Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly White Institutions. In R. T. Palmer, D. C. Maramba, & M. Gasman (Eds.). Fostering Success of Ethnic and Racial Minorities in STEM. New York: Routledge.
  • Newman, C. B., Mmeje, K., & Allen, W. R. (2012). Historical legacy, ongoing reality: African American men at Predominantly White Institutions of higher education. In A. A. Hilton, J. L. Wood, & C. W. Lewis (Eds.). Black Males in Postsecondary Education: Examining their Experiences in Diverse Institutional Contexts. Charlotte: Information Age Press.
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