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Newman, David M., Ph.D.




Sociology and Anthropology, Asbury Hall, Room 330
Greencastle, IN

Sociology and Anthropology

Professor of Sociology

David Newman (Professor, 1989; PhD University of Washington, 1988) earned his Masters degree (1984) and Ph.D. (1988) in sociology at the University of Washington.  After spending a year at the University of Connecticut, David arrived at DePauw in the fall of 1989 and has been here ever since.  David teaches courses in Deviance, Mental Illness, Family, Social Psychology, and Research Methods.  He has published numerous articles on teaching and has presented several research papers on the intersection of gender and power in intimate relationships.  For the past decade and a half most of his scholarly activity has been devoted to writing, editing, and/or revising several books.  The first, Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life (Sage), was first published in 1995 and is now in its 9th edition (most recently published in 2012).  The 3rd edition of a shorter, abridged version of this book will be published by Sage in late 2012. He is also the co-editor of an anthology of readings that accompanies the textbook. It too is in its 9th edition. Another book, Families: A Sociological Perspective, was published by McGraw-Hill in 2009. Finally, the second edition of Identities and Inequalities: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality, was recently published by McGraw-Hill in 2012.  David is currently writing a book-length manuscript on the cultural ideology, institutional context, historical underpinnings, and personal experiences of “second chances” in everyday life.   

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