It is with sadness that the College of Public Health announces the passing of Ed Newman, emeritus professor in the School of Social Work, who passed away on August 18, 2018.
Newman began serving as a professor at Temple University’s School of Social Administration (now the School of Social Work) in 1974. His teaching activity focused on areas of social policy, planning and management.
From 1974 to 1991, Newman served as Executive Director of Temple University’s Developmental Disabilities Center (today, the Institute on Disabilities), one of the university’s most active recipients of grants and contracts for applied research and training.
During the 1960s, Newman served as head of two federally supported ten-year state plans in Massachusetts, the first to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities and the second to help people with disabilities attain employment and independent living. During this period Newman also worked on the evaluation system for the Job Corps for President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Task Force on the War Against Poverty. President Richard M. Nixon then appointed Newman as commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, where he oversaw a billion dollar state-federal program during the administration’s first term.
He received a PhD from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, an MS in social administration from Case Western University, and a BA in economics from Drew University.