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A Conversation with Dr. Darrell M. Newton, PhD


On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Dr. Darrell M. Newton, Associate Dean and Professor in the Fulton School of Liberal Arts, Salisbury University.

Since 1979, Newton has been working in higher education. He also teaches media and cultural studies, film, broadcast writing and international media as a full professor in the Communication Arts department.

Newton holds a B.A. in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism. An M.A. in English and a second M.A. in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, emphasizing Transnationalism and Television Studies.

His experience in academic administration began with the Milwaukee Public School System and the U-W Milwaukee campus where he served as an advisor and recruiter for the School of Allied Health. Also, he has worked in corporate communication as a telecommunications manager.

In 2003, Newton started working for Salisbury University, following 12 years at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater where he served as a lecturer. He served as department chair for the Communication Arts department from 2010 until 2014, and initiated a number of developmental changes during his tenure. Newton also is the author of ‘Paving the Empire Road: BBC Television and Black Britons.’