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.