Carey Newman Named Director Of Baylor University Press

Jan. 23, 2003
News Photo 1053Dr. Carey Newman

Dr. Carey Newman, director of church relations at Baylor University, has been appointed director of Baylor University Press, effective Feb. 1.

"Carey Newman will bring new vision and a level of experience, energy, practical know-how and determination the likes of which have not been previously known in the offices of the Baylor University Press," said Dr. Donald D. Schmeltekopf, provost and vice president for academic affairs. "The foundation is in place for a greatly enhanced Press. I am confident Carey Newman can take the Baylor University Press to that higher level."

"I am simultaneously thrilled and humbled by the opportunity to serve Baylor in this capacity," Newman said. "The Press is uniquely and strategically positioned to be a significant contributor to the university's 2012 aspirations, and the administration's resolve to grow the Press is heartening."

Baylor University Press has published academic books since 1897. Under the direction of Newman, the Baylor Press will identify, pursue, acquire, publish and promote significant scholarly work, from top authors, in selected fields. Newman hopes to publish 25 to 30 books per year and acquire 30 to 35 books per year by 2012.

"Through an intentional publishing program, a university press can simultaneously foster and support the teaching enterprise; extend the frontiers of knowledge through the dissemination of scholarly research to various academic publics; and, ultimately, provide a vital service to society by improving the quality of public conversation and debate about important social, cultural, religious, scientific and economic issues," Newman said.

Newman was named director of church relations at Baylor in January 2002. Before that, he served as senior editor for academic books at Westminster John Knox Press in Louisville, Ky. He has held academic appointments as assistant and research professor of New Testament at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and assistant professor of New Testament at Palm Beach Atlantic College in West Palm Beach, Fla., and has 15 years of pastoral experience at churches in Texas, Florida and Kentucky.

He earned his doctorate in religion from Baylor in 1989 and holds a master's degree in theology from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) and a master of divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His undergraduate degree is from the University of South Florida.

Newman is the author or editor of three books and numerous academic and professional articles and is a participating and contributing member of the Society for New Testament Studies, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association and the Institute for Biblical Research.

For more information, contact Newman at (254) 710-3522.

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