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Stephanie Newbold

Associate Professor, Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University - Newark

Dr. Stephanie Newbold is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University–Newark. She joined the Rutgers SPAA faculty in 2015. She specializes in the intellectual history of public administration, democratic-constitutionalism, and the intersection between the American Constitution and the administrative state.

Newbold's major professor and dissertation chair was the late John Rohr, one of the field’s preeminent constitutional scholars. His intellectual influence is found throughout her approach to scholarship and pedagogy. Her research broadly examines the importance of connecting the constitutional and institutional values of American government to administrative theory and practice as well as carefully examining how important, intellectually significant figures of history shape the study and practice of democratic theory and public administration in contemporary times. The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) has recognized her research on Thomas Jefferson’s role in advancing U.S. public administration as making significant contributions to the intellectual advancement of the field.

During the 2012 Term, Newbold served as the U.S. Supreme Court Fellow in the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice. Largely regarded as one of the most prestigious fellowships in the United States for mid-career professionals, this opportunity afforded her the opportunity to contribute to the administrative functions and responsibilities of the Supreme Court and other judicial branch agencies. In this position, the U.S. Department of State recognized Newbold for making significant contributions to the advancement of international rule of law programs. Currently, she serves President of the Supreme Court Fellows Alumni Association.

Newbold has also worked for the Office of the White House Chief of Staff and the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello. She holds a BA, magna cum laude, in political science and public administration from Elon University and an MPA and PhD in public administration from Virginia Tech.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University Newark