Wendy Newby, PhD

Associate Dean

Office: White Hall 315

Phone: 404-727-5300

Email: wnewby@emory.edu

Education

  • PhD, School Psychology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • MS, Special Education, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • BS, Child Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Biography

As an Associate Dean, Wendy Newby serves as a liaison between the undergraduate faculty and the Access, Disabilities Services and Resources Office. She oversees programs and services including the English as a Second Language Program, the Academic Fellows mentoring program and the learning specialist. Dean Newby received her B.S. from Cornell University focusing on child development and family relations, M.S. in Special Education and Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in School Psychology.

Dean Newby is a licensed psychologist whose career has been focused on understanding the interaction between learner characteristics, teaching practices, and instructional outcomes. Between 1983 and 2000 while at NC State, she coordinated the services of the Diagnostic Teaching Clinic that provided training to graduate students in assessment and services to the community for students with a variety of learning problems. After her transition to Emory University, she established a non-profit organization, The Levin Center, which provides assessment services to students in the Atlanta community who experience issues related learning, adjustment and behavior. She currently serves on the board of this organization and is its director.