Ohio State University – PhD in Social Work, Master of Science in Kinesiology – Sport Management
University of Michigan – Master of Social Work (School Social Worker Specilization
Central Michigan University – Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Minor Human Nutrition, Athlete Coaching Endorsement (Physical Education and Sport)
Dr. Tarkington J. Newman is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Sport Social Work (SSW) Research Lab. Dr. Newman is committed to serving youth populations (ages 10-24) who are socially vulnerable and/or at-risk for behavioral and mental health problems. Specifically, their research focuses on promoting critical positive youth development–such as social justice life skills (e.g., antiracism, LGBTQ+ allyship, mental health literacy)–through sport and other forms of physical activity.