Publications & Presentations

Publications

 Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • 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).
  • Hurtado, S., Tran, M. C., Eagan, M. K., Jr., Newman, C. B., Chang, M. J., & Velasco, P. (2011). "We Do Science Here": Underrepresented Students' Interactions with Faculty in Different College Contexts. Journal of Social Issues, 67(3), 553-579.

Edited Books 

  • Haper, S. R., & Newman, C. B. (Eds.). (2010). Students of color in STEM. New Directions forInstitutional Research, No. 148. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

Book Chapters

  • Newman, C. B., Mmeje, K., & Allen, W. R. (under contract). Historical Legacy, OngoingReality: 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.
  • Hurtado, S., Newman, C. B., Tran, M. C., & Chang, M. J. (2010). Improving the rate of success for underrepresented racial minorities in STEM fields: Insights from a national project. In S. R. Harper, & C. B. Newman (Eds.). Students of color in STEM: An evolving research agenda. New Directions for Institutional Research, No. 148. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
  • Vue, R., & Newman, C. B. (2010). Critical education theory in education research. In P. Peterson, E. Baker, B. McGaw (Eds.). International Encyclopedia of Education (3rd ed.), Vol. 1. Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Mmeje, K., Newman, C. B., Kramer, D. A., & Pearson, M. A. (2009). The changing academy: Developmental approaches to engaging emerging populations in higher education. In S. R. Harper& S. J. Quaye (Eds.). Student engagement in higher education: Theoretical perspectives and practical approaches for diverse populations. New York: Routledge.

Unpublished Reports

  • Allen, W. R., Jayakumar, U., Vue, R., Haslerig, S., & Newman, C. B. (2009). Successful college transitions:College culture and cultural integrity in the A Better Chance and Young Black Scholars programs. Prepared for the Lumina Foundation for Education Indianapolis, IN.

Presentations

  • Newman, C. B. (2011, November). Does a Professor's Race Matter When Mentoring African American Engineers and Computer Scientists? A Case Study of Two Predominantly White Public Research Universities. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC.
  • Garcia, G., Newman, C. B., & Gasiewski, J. (2010, November). Multidisciplinary Preparation and Exposure to Multiple Career Pathways amongst STEM Graduate Students. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Newman, C. B., Tran, M. C., Gasiewski, J., Garcia, G., & Herrera, F. (2010, June). Barricades, bridges, and programmatic adaptation: A multi-campus case study of STEM undergraduate research programs. Paper presented at the Association for Institutional Research Annual Forum, Chicago, IL.
  • Newman, C. B., & Eagan, M. K., Jr. (2010, April). Investing in human capital: Underrepresented racial minorities' intentions to attend graduate school in STEM fields. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
  • Chang, M. J., Newman, C. B., Sharkness, J., & Hurtado, S. (2010, April). What matters in college across different racial groups? Retaining aspiring scientists and engineers. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
  • Newman, C. B. (2009, November). Engineering success for Black collegians: A qualitative exploration of the significance of faculty relationships in major persistence and developing career aspirations. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Millora, L., & Newman, C. B. (2009, November). An analysis of qualitative methods: Five years of qualitative studies published in The Journal of Higher Education and The Review of Higher Education. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Hurtado, S., Tran, M. C., Eagan, M. K., Jr., Newman, C. B., & Velasco, P. (2009, June). "We Do Science Here": Underrepresented Students' Interactions with Faculty in Different College Contexts. Paper presented at the Association for Institutional Research Annual Forum, Atlanta, GA.
  • Hurtado, S., Chang, M. J., & Newman, C. B. (2009, May). Improving the rate of success for underrepresented racial minorities in STEM Fields: Insights from a National Project. Poster presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Understanding Interventions Conference, Bethesda, MD.
  • Newman, C. B., Harper, S. R., Gary, S. (2009, April). Surprise and sensemaking in the first year of college: The adjustment experiences of Black male achievers. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Chang, M. J., Newman, C. B., Espinosa, L. L., & Eagan, M. K. (2009, March). Becoming a scientist: Practices in undergraduate education that contribute to degree completion and advanced study in STEM disciplines. Poster presented at the National Science Foundation STEP Grantees Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Newman, C. B., & Tran, M. C. (2008, October). Increasing African-American Students' Career Aspirations in STEM fields. Poster presented at the American Association of Colleges and Universities Network for Academic Renewal Conference, Long Beach, CA.

Biography

Christopher B. Newman is a Visiting 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 and his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). While at UCLA he worked as a research assistant with Dr. Walter Allen on the CHOICES Project and with Drs. Sylvia Hurtado and Mitchell Chang at the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI). Additionally, Christopher served as the AmeriCorps Students in Service Campus Coordinator at the UCLA Center for Community Learning. Formerly, he was a recruiter and admissions counselor for doctoral programs 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. Christopher 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.

Teaching Experience

University of San Diego

  • Fall, 2011 - LEAD 577: Higher Education Policy (Instructor)
  • Fall, 2011 - LEAD 594: Graduate Assistant Seminar in Student Affairs (Co-Instructor)

UCLA

  • Spring, 2011 - EDUC 299C: Research practicum (Co-Instructor)
  • Winter,2011 - EDUC 187: Race, education, and inequality in America (Co-Instructor)
  • Winter, 2011 – EDUC 299B: Research practicum (Teaching Assistant)
  • Fall, 2010 – EDUC 299A: Research practicum (Teaching Assistant)
  • Fall, 2009 - EDUC 209A: History of higher education (Teaching Assistant)
  • Winter, 2009 - EDUC 250B: Organization Analysis of High Education (Teaching Assistant)

University of Southern California

  • Fall, 2010 – EDHP 687: College Student Development (Guest Lecture)
    • Psychosocial and identity development: Developmental theory of men

Education

Education
2007 - 2011

Ph.D.

University of California, Los Angeles

Dissertation - Access and Success for African American Engineers: A Case Study of Two Predominantly White Public Research Universities

 Committee:

  • Walter R. Allen, Professor, Co-Chair
  • Shaun R. Harper, Associate Professor (University of Pennsylvania GSE), Co-Chair
  • Sylvia Hurtado, Professor
  • Mitchell J. Chang, Professor
  • Michael Stoll, Professor (UCLA Public Policy)

Work History

Work History
Jun 2008 - Aug 2011

Graduate Research Analyst

UCLA Higher Education Research Institute

Research Assistant for Professors Sylvia Hurtado and Mitchell J. Chang

National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institute of Health (NIH) Funded Research Project

  • Coordinated the recruitment of 35 institutional participants across the nation for the College Senior Survey
  • Planned and coordinated focus group interviews at six universities in across the U.S.
  • Collected data on the experiences of graduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
  • Analyzed Quantitative Data using SPSS software: Generated institutional reports
  • Analyzed Qualitative Data using Nvivo software
Sep 2007 - Jun 2008

Graduate Research Analyst

UCLA CHOICES Project

Research Assistant for Professor Walter R. Allen

Young Black Scholars and A Better Chance Program Evaluations, Study of the impact of outreach on access and equity in the college going process.

  • Served in an administrative leadership role in facilitating research operations both internally and with outside contractors.
  • Developed survey instrument for national project to collect quantitative data on African American college transitions.
  • Planned and coordinated focus group and individual interviews: Collect data on the experiences of underrepresented racial minorities' high school and college transitions.
  • Generated codes for analysis and performed coding of research using ATLAS.ti qualitative software.
  • Prepared, reviewed, and proofed interview transcripts.
Sep 2004 - Sep 2007

Recruiting and Admissions Counselor

University of Southern California
  • Planned and coordinated recruitment and outreach programs, which include: local school district information sessions, national and local conference receptions, and prospective student days
  • Counsel applicants on admissions policies and procedures
  • Maintained a network of alumni, current students, and educational leaders for recruitment consultation and support
  • Developed recruitment strategies and plans to meet the application and enrollment target