Katherine Newman

Katherine NewmanSenior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Katherine Newman, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs for the University of Massachusetts system. She previously served as Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Torrey Little Professor of Sociology at UMass Amherst from 2014 to 2017 and as the James B. Knapp Dean of the Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University from 2010 to 2014.

She is the author of 15 books on topics ranging from the sociological study of the working poor in America’s cities to school violence on a mass scale, and she has written extensively on the consequences of globalization for youth in Western Europe, Japan, South Africa and the U.S.

Prior to becoming the Dean at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Newman was the Forbes Class of 1941 Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton and Director of the Institute for International and Regional Studies, the founding Dean of Social Science at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study and the director of Harvard’s Multidisciplinary Program on Inequality and Social Policy. She taught for 16 years in the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University and for two years in the School of Law at the University of California Berkeley.