Ian Newman, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

Ian Newman’s current interests include human behavior that affects health. This includes the school link: health problems that interfere with learning and school attendance; development and evaluation of school-based programs designed to reduce behaviors that compromise health; issues of adolescent health; developing instruments to measure outcome expectancies; and self-efficacy. Newman has presented short courses and been the featured conference speaker in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, England, Finland, France, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Singapore, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan and Thailand. For the past 10 years, he has been actively involved in teaching and research projects in China and Thailand.

Newman began his teaching career as an instructor of cultural anthropology. He had an academic appointment at the University of Tennessee and completed a post-doctoral program at the Harvard School of Public Health. He then joined the staff of the World Health Organization's Southeast Asia regional office in New Delhi, India, as a health education specialist. In 1974, he joined the faculty of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and later moved to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.