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Steven Newton Ph.D.

Steve Newton joined the History faculty at then-Delaware State College in August 1990, after earning his Ph.D. at the College of William and Mary in 1989. Over nearly three decades he taught almost every course the department offers at one time or another before joining Academic Affairs as Special Assistant to the Provost in July 2017. In January 2020, Dr. Newton became Presidential Fellow for Media Relations and Executive Communications, and took charge of University public relations, but still retains an active identification as Professor in the Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy.

Dr. Newton has been active researcher during his time at Delaware State University. He has published fourteen books concentrating on military history (chiefly the Civil War and World War II), and three science fiction novels. He is currently completing an American History textbook, a book on pre-World War II science fiction, and one on the development of Silver Age Marvel Comics from the Fantastic Four forward. He has been Associate Editor for North & South magazine, and Senior Fellow at both the American Institute for History Education and Teleologic Learning. He has also served on numerous committees and working groups for the Delaware General Assembly, and volunteers as a Parent Advocate for special needs students throughout Delaware and several neighboring states.

As a teacher, Dr. Newton has always emphasized one-to-one mentoring with History and/or Political Science majors and has guided dozens through research seminars and Senior Capstones. He believes in challenging every student to examine primary sources and think like an historian.

Contact information:
snewton [at] desu.edu