College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Nathan Newman is a respected scholar whose work has been published in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals. He has a strong passion for showing students how to transition academic training into tools for day-to-day application in their lives. From his professional experience, he has an extensive knowledge on labor rights, tax policy, technology and telecommunications, immigration, health care, criminal justice, the environment and urban policy. He also has strong leadership abilities running a successful non-profit as executive director. He is a nationally recognized expert in public policy whose work has been cited globally in the New York Times, The Economist, The Times of London, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, C-SPAN, NPR and a host of other outlets. He is also an experienced labor lawyer skilled in all areas of labor and union issues combined with being a social entrepreneur skilled in building and expanding multiple non-profit institutions, including raising millions of dollars from major foundations and individual donors. He has practical experience as an advocate with a strong academic record as a scholar.
He has a Ph.D. in Sociology from UC-Berkeley and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He was a National Science Foundation and Jacob Javits Fellow at Berkeley and earned the Benjamin Scharps and Edgar Cullen Prizes for best legal writing at Yale Law School.
He has published dozen of peer-reviewed academic articles and policy research reports, as well as publishing his book NET LOSS: INTERNET PROPHETS, PRIVATE PROFITS AND THE COSTS TO COMMUNITY (2002), as well as contributing to multiple other books.
He has taught over 50 semesters/sessions of courses at multiple universities, including 6 sessions in the Public Policy Administration Program at Walden. Other schools he has taught at include Lehman College, John Jay, Brooklyn College, Bard College, Rutgers University, American University, University of Oklahoma, Park University, Arizona State University and Metropolitan College of New York.
His primary areas of research have included role of technology in shaping and being shaped by public policy, its impact on economic and social inequality, the role of the law in shaping workplace structures and corporate governance, as well as the role of federalism and local politics in shaping racial and economic inequality in our nation.
As a professional, he has decades of experience in public policy advocacy, including as Executive Director at Data Justice, a project to challenge the negative dangers of big data and Executive Director at Progressive States Network, a national organization of 1000+ state legislators and supportive local organizations promoting public policy on labor rights, immigration reform, green jobs, election reform and working families issues.
Areas of subject matter expertise include:
Law and Public Policy
Sociology of Law
Work and Technology
Comparative Economic Development
Public Revenue and Taxation
Land Use Regulation
State and Local Politics