Dr. Rochelle Newton
Dr. Rochelle Newton is a senior Information Technology (IT) Manager for Duke University School of Law. She has worked in IT for more than thirty years in both the private and public sector. Rochelle holds a doctorate in Education with a concentration in Higher Education Leadership. She hosts a weekly talk show, serves on many committees internal to Duke and other public entities. Rochelle recently founded Minorities in STEM_Research Triangle Park (MiS_RTP). MiS_RTP is a member managed group whose principal goal is to expand entrepreneurial opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for underrepresented populations. She is published author and is writing her first solo book, Marginalized Populations and Access to Technology.
Rochelle does not subscribe to the one-size-fits-all model in education and has become a focus of her academic interests. For many non-traditional students, academic success is unique to the learner and formulizing success requires more than admission and a classroom. For traditional students, access to education is equally challenging as many are unprepared for the rigor and the social hierarchy of education at every level. In addition to education and technology, diversity and pay inequities, food insecurity on college campuses, and mentorship for women in Information Technology are deep-seated passions.