Jodi  Newton
Associate Professor
Orlean Beeson School of Education
Educational Leadership
Office: Orlean Bullard Beeson Hall 226
Email: jbnewton@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-4240

Dr. Jodi Newton serves as associate professor.  Research interests include character education, leadership styles, and effective K-12 school practices.  She has served as the associate dean of the School of Education, director of doctoral programs, and interim chair of the teacher education department. She has taught as full-time faculty in the educational leadership department since 2008. Before coming to Samford, Dr. Newton served as the superintendent of Homewood City Schools for over 10 years and as assistant superintendent of Homewood and Fairfield City Schools in Birmingham, Alabama prior to that.