Nathan Newman

Nathan Newman

Nathan Newman

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Along with his teaching at American University’ School of Public Affairs, Nathan Newman also teaches Public Policy at Park University, Criminal Justice at John Jay College and University of Oklahoma, and Sociology at Lehman College. He has been a professor at Brooklyn College, Bard College, and Rutgers University in the past. His publications have appeared in peer-reviewed journals as well as popular publications and have been cited in a wide range of national and international outlets. His book Net Loss: Internet Prophets, Private Profits and the Costs to Community, published by the Pennsylvania State University Press, details the local and federal public policies that undergirded the rise of both Silicon Valley and the Internet.

Nathan Newman also has decades of work experience as a practitioner in public policy, including as a consultant, labor lawyer, associate counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice, and as Policy Director and then Executive Director at the Progressive States Network, where he oversaw a staff of fourteen and a network of 1000 state legislators working on a range of policy issues, from state budget management to labor policy to health care to criminal justice reform to the environment. He built and expanded multiple non-profit institutions, managing their budgets, drafting legislation, organizing conferences, and raising millions of dollars from foundations & individual donors.

Nathan Newman has a long history of using both traditional and social media advocacy and supports students in thinking about how to effectively cultivate the media for policy and legal change. He is committed to sharing his scholarly knowledge and his real-world experiences to foster students' ability to combine theory with practice to effectively advance their career and social change goals. Nathan Newman was born in Ohio, grew up mostly in New Jersey, and currently lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

JD, Yale Law School
PhD, Sociology, UC-Berkley
Bachelor’s, Amherst College

He will teach PUAD 626: Legal Issues in Public Administration

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