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Richard Newmyer

Senior Lecturer

​​​​​​​Professor Newmyer specializes in nonprofit administration, policy practice, community development, group facilitation, and transition-age youth.

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Richard Newmyer
Email:  newmyer@usc.edu
Phone:  +1 213.740.2711
Rank:  Senior Lecturer
Department:  Social Change and Innovation

Richard Newmyer

Senior Lecturer

​​​​​​​Professor Newmyer specializes in nonprofit administration, policy practice, community development, group facilitation, and transition-age youth.

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Biography

​​​​​​RICK NEWMYER joined the faculty in 2011. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Master of Social Work and Doctor of Social Work programs. Newmyer serves as course lead for Management and Organizational Development for Social Workers (SOWK 648), Consultation, Coaching, and Social Entrepreneurship (SOWK 664), Practice with Transition-Age Youth (SOWK 620), and the Application of Implementation Science (SOWK 713). Prior to joining USC, Newmyer spent two decades developing and administering programs for children, youth, and families. His experience includes nonprofit administration, community organizing, governmental relations, policy advocacy, group facilitation, communications, and fundraising. In 1996, Newmyer helped organize nonpartisan youth conventions in San Diego and Chicago to coincide with the Republican and Democratic conventions. From 1996 to 1998, he organized an emerging leaders program with young people from more than 40 countries. Participants discussed global issues with heads of state, Nobel Laureates, scientists, business leaders and other influential citizens, including Mikhail Gorbachev, Jane Goodall, Oscar Arias, Desmond Tutu, Benazir Bhutto and Marian Wright Edelman. He spent 10 years at Toussaint Youth Villages administering a group home and transitional living program for transition-age youth. During his tenure, the program achieved a 90 percent rate of college and post-secondary education enrollment for program graduates. Newmyer has been recognized by the National Association of Social Workers Region E, County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency and Western States Youth Services Network for his social activism and work with homeless and foster youth. In 2013, NASW Region E named him Educator of the Year.

Education

San Diego State University

M.S.W. 1996

Loma Linda University

B.S. 1987

Area of Expertise

  • Strategic Planning
  • Facilitation
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Administration
  • Transition Age Youth
  • Homelessness
  • Social Development / Policy
  • Social Advocacy
  • Governmental Relations
  • Community Organizing
  • Fundraising
  • Social Work

Industry Experience

  • Public Policy
  • Education/Learning
  • Training and Development

Research Interest

  • Homelessness
  • Social Development/Policy

Affiliations

  • Network for Social Work Management

Accomplishments

Educator of the Year
National Association of Social Workers Region E