Newman, Harvey

Ph.D., Emory University
Department of Public Management and Policy

Dr. Harvey K. Newman is a Professor and recent Chair of the Department of Public Management and Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University. He has an extensive academic and professional background in urban policy studies with much of his research focused on Atlanta. He holds an undergraduate degree from Davidson College, a masters degree from Duke University and a Ph.D. from Emory University. He has written a book on tourism as an economic development policy in Atlanta called "Southern Hospitality: Tourism and the Growth of Atlanta," as well as numerous articles on policy decision making in the city. He edited a new book, "Citizenship, the Community and the Public Service," to serve as a text for a course in the Bachelor of Public Policy degree program. Newman has also been active in public affairs in Atlanta. He served for eleven years as a member (two as Chair) of the City of Atlanta's Urban Design Commission and as a member of the Mayor's Task Force on the Design of the Public Safety Building. Newman was also a member of Congressman John Lewis' Fifth Congressional District Multi-Cultural Initiatives Task Force and serves as a faculty member on the Policy Institute for Civic Leadership. He was also a member of the Coalition to Remember the 1906 Race Riot, which was recognized with the Phoenix Award from the City of Atlanta. He has received numerous awards for his teaching and community service, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Torch of Peace Award. Newman was also inducted into the Morehouse College, ML King, Jr. Collegium of Scholars.

Newman began his association with Georgia State University in 1970, serving in a variety of administrative positions including Assistant Dean, College of Urban Life and Chair, Department of Urban Studies. In 1975, he assisted in the preparation of a grant from the Kellogg Foundation that created what is now known as the Nonprofit Studies Program, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. He served two terms as Chair of the Governing Board of his professional organization, the Urban Affairs Association. Newman recently served as Director of Educational Programs for the Nonprofit Studies Program and helped with the reorganization of the curriculum, as well as the development of the Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations. He assisted in the development of a joint degree program and serves as a member of the faculty of the Center for Research in Social Economy (CIES), University of Barcelona. He has also served as a faculty member and for three years was Director of the Faith And The City Program at Columbia Theological Seminary.

From 2008 to 2012, Newman served as Chair of the Department of Public Management and Policy. Under his leadership, the Department reorganized its curriculum, receiving approval for a Master of Public Policy degree and for a new PhD degree in Public Policy. He loves classroom teaching and developed two new core courses in the Bachelor of Public Policy degree program, one focused on "Citizenship, the Community, and the Public Service" and the other on "Policy Leadership." The Leadership course (co-taught with Dr. Michael Mescon) attracts large numbers of students to a class that brings prominent leaders from the community to share their insights on leadership in public, nonprofit, and business organizations. He also teaches "Leadership and Organizational Behavior" in the Master of Public Administration degree program.

Portrait of Harvey Newman
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Atlanta Case Studies

This series of eight Case Studies highlight critical policy issues facing the government of the City of Atlanta, efforts to address these issues in recent years and recommendations for needed changes.