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L. Jackson Newell, American writer, educator. Thomas Holy fellow Ohio State University, 1971, Hatch prize University Utah, 1993, Joseph Katz award National Association for General and Liberal Studies, 1994, Presidential Teaching scholar University Utah, since 1994; named Professor of Year State of Utah, 1991, Deep Springs medal, 2009.


Newell, L. Jackson Son of Leonard J. and Henrietta (Wahlenmaier) Newell.


Student, Deep Springs College, California, 1959. Bachelor in History, Ohio State University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy in History & Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1972.

Master of Arts in History, Duke University, 1964.


Instructor history Deep Springs College, California, 1965-1967, board trustees, 1987-1995, chair, 1994-1995. Assistant dean College Liberal Arts, University New Hampshire, 1967-1970. Associate director University Council for Educational Administration, Columbus, Ohio, 1970-1974.

Successively assistant professor, associate professor, professor higher education, then university professor University Utah, Salt Lake City, 1974—1999, Case professor, 1991-1992, dean liberal education, 1974-1990. President Deep Springs College, California, 1995—2004, president emeritus, since 2004. Scholar-in-residence Utah Board Regents, 2005—2007.

Honors college professor University Utah, since 2005. Visiting professor Anglican Management Center, Danbury, Essex, England, 1978, University Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 1989—1991, University Auckland, New Zealand, 1993. Principal investigator curricular development fund for improvement of post-secondary National Institute Education, 1981—1983.

Editor Dialogue: A Journal Mormon Thought, Salt Lake City, 1982—1987. Editor-in-chief Review Higher Education, 1986—1992. World Bank consultant Government of Bahamas, 1990—1991.

Consultant editor Women in Higher Education: A Feminist Perspective, 1993. Consultant, Budapest, Hungary, 93, Budapest, 98. Visiting lecturer Utah Humanities Council, since 2005.



Board director Bennion Center Community Service, 1988-1995, Utah Humanities Council, since 2005, Virgin River Land Preservation Association, since 2006. Member Association General and Liberal Studies (president 1988-1989), American Educational Research Association (associate program chairman since 1986), Association Study of Higher Education (program chair 1994, board director), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi (chapter president 1985), Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Landscape and wildlife photography, mountain trekking, natural history writing.


Married Linda King, June 15, 1963. Children: Christine, Jennifer, Eric, Heather.

Leonard J. Newell

Henrietta (Wahlenmaier) Newell

Linda King

Christine Newell

Jennifer Newell

Eric Newell

Heather Newell