Newman joins the Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises as a tenure-track assistant professor of entrepreneurship. Before joining the Whitman School, she was an assistant professor of entrepreneurship in the College of Business and Economic Development at the University of Southern Mississippi. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Utah in political economy and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University, where she developed research that bridged the gap between political science and entrepreneurship. Before that, Newman earned a master’s degree in international affairs and global enterprise from the University of Utah and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Brigham Young University. Her focus is on the role of trauma in entrepreneurship, particularly related to the female experience. In addition, Newman will teach Minority and Woman’s Entrepreneurship starting in spring 2022.