As University Registrar, Dr. Michelle Newman oversees the academic appeals, disability services, graduations, registrations, and scheduling teams. During her American Public University System career, she has grown the academic advising team from 12 to over 80 members and led her team in defining the academic advising needs of an online adult learner. Other achievements are the use of new advising approaches across the university and the improvement of communications between students and staff. These communication achievements include the implementation of ClearPath, online chat, expanded office hours, and group advising sessions.
Dr. Newman has more than 9 years in higher education, rising from the manager to the associate vice president of academic advising at APUS. Previous responsibilities include management positions in several private companies. Dr. Newman also worked with learning-disabled students as a special education middle school teacher for several years.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from George Mason University and a Master of Arts in Management from American Military University. Dr. Newman also has a Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising from Kansas State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Management with a Learning Management focus through Walden University.