Christopher Newman, Ph.D.



Dr. Christopher Newman is an Assistant Professor at the University of San Diego in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, Department of Leadership Studies. He received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California Santa Barbara, master’s degree in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego, and a master’s and Ph.D. in Higher Education from UCLA. 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. 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 students of color.

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), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Understanding Interventions, National Society for Black Physicists (NSBP), and the International Leadership Association (ILA) conferences. He is co-editor (with Dr. Shaun R. Harper) of the volume, Students of Color in STEM. His research has appeared in the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, the Journal of Social Issues, The Western Journal of Black Studies, Culture, Society & Masculinities, and the Journal of Research in Science Teaching.