An eight-year member of the Wofford College faculty, Dr. Britton W. Newman is Wofford’s 2020 recipient of the SCICU Excellence In Teaching award. An associate professor of Spanish, Dr. Newman teaches language in the context of students understanding global communication across cultures. He holds a Ph.D. in Spanish and a Master of Arts in Hispanic literature and culture, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Newman earned a B.A. in English and Spanish languages and literatures from the University of South Carolina.
Within literary studies, Dr. Newman has published multiple articles on contemporary Cuban narrative, with an emphasis on the legacy of cultural hybridity left by the Cuban-Soviet Cold-War alliance.
“Since his arrival at Wofford eight years ago, Dr. Newman has become increasingly involved in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and he has published multiple articles and chapters on the integration of intercultural learning into language curricula,” said Dr. Stacey R. Hettes, Wofford associate provost for faculty development and professor of biology.
Dr. Newman is currently conducting research studies measuring the magnitude and durability of intercultural learning achieved through study abroad and measuring learning gains experienced by first-year students in an intercultural learning-themed interdisciplinary living-learning community.