Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Belinda K. Newman, Ph.D. currently serves as the University Ombuds for the
University of North Texas. She brings more than 30 years of higher education
experience, including roles at Texas A&M University, University of South
Carolina, Collin Community College and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
Board. Dr. Newman has worked in mediation and dispute resolution within her
various roles in higher education and community leadership. She has taught
courses as an adjunct for University of North Texas, Amberton University, and
Collin Community College.
She serves on the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee of the
International Ombudsman Association, and is a member of the Association for
Conflict Resolution, and the Ombuds of Texas.
Dr. Newman earned her bachelor's, masters and doctoral degrees from Texas A&M
University. Her doctoral research was on the topic of organizational politics,
so it is natural that she would eventually work in the Ombuds profession.
Additional areas of interest include leadership development, conflict coaching
and management, and negotiation. She completed the Executive Coaching
certificate from SMU Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management program and
numerous other trainings through CDR Associates, International Ombudsman
Association, Association for Conflict Resolution, the University of Texas Center
for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, and CINERGY® Conflict Coaching.