Meet the Faculty

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Brian Newman

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

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