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About Christopher B. Newman

Christopher B. Newman is an Assistant Professor at the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences. Christopher earned his Ph.D. and master’s degree in Higher Education and Organizational Change from UCLA, a master's degree in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego, and his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
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. Follow him on Twitter @dr_c_b_newman


Present Department of Leadership Studies, University of San Diego
Present School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego
Present Assistant Professor, University of San Diego

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • UCLA Higher Education and Organizational Change Faculty Award (2010)


  • LEAD 577: Higher Education Policy
  • LEAD 571: History and Philosophies in Higher Education
  • LEAD 594: Student Affairs Graduate Assistant Seminar
  • LEAD 559: Leadership and Organizational Change
  • LEAD 578: Higher Education Administration
  • LEAD 565: Dynamics of Race, Gender, and Culture in Higher Education

Contact Information

P.O. Box 710414
San Diego, CA 92171
(619) 260-8896


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African American College Men (6)

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