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Newman, David M. - Faculty Bio

Newman, David M.



(765) 658-4517

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 two decades 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 12th edition (most recently published in 2018).  The 5th edition of a shorter, abridged version of this book will be published by Sage in 2017. He is also the co-editor of an anthology of readings that accompanies the textbook. It too is in its 10th edition. Another book, Families: A Sociological Perspective, was published by McGraw-Hill in 2009. Finally, the third edition of Identities and Inequalities: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality, was recently published by McGraw-Hill in 2017.  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 to be published by Lexington Books in 2019.