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Brian Newman
Associate Professor of Political Science

Division: Social Science Division
Office: Appleby Center (APC) 252
Phone: (310) 506-7953
Fax: (310) 506-7271

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Duke University, 2003
  • M.A., Political Science, Duke University, 2000
  • B.A., American Studies, Michigan State University, 1997
  • American People and Politics
  • The Legislative Process
  • Media and Politics
  • The Presidency
  • Faith and Reason (first year seminar)
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Frank R. Seaver Professor of Political Science, 2011-present
  • Best Paper by an Emerging Scholar delivered at the 2008 Midwest Political Science Association Meeting (with John Griffin)
  • Seaver Endowed Fellow, Pepperdine University, 2005-2006, 2008-2009.
  • Seaver College Dean's Research Grant, Pepperdine University, 2008.
  • Nominee, Presidency Research Group best paper, 2002 APSA meeting. "Americans' Approval of Bill Clinton: Changing Criteria in Changing Contexts"
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Selected Works:
  • Griffin, John D. and Brian Newman. 2013. "Voting Power, Policy Representation, and Disparities in Voting's Rewards." Journal of Politics, 75(1): 52-64.
  • Griffin, John D., Brian Newman, and Christina Wolbrecht. 2012. "A Gender Gap in Policy Representation in the U.S. Congress?" Legislative Studies Quarterly, 37(1): 35-66.
  • Newman, Brian and Andrew Forcehimes. 2010. "'Rally Round the Flag' Events for Presidential Approval Research." Electoral Studies, 29(1): 144-154.
  • Griffin, John D. and Brian Newman. 2008. Minority Report: Evaluating Political Equality in America. University of Chicago Press.
  • Griffin, John D. and Brian Newman. 2007. "The Unequal Representation of Latinos and Whites." Journal of Politics, 69(4): 1032-1046.
  • Griffin, John D. and Brian Newman. 2005. "Are Voters Better Represented?" Journal of Politics, 67(4): 1206-27.
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