Bridget M. Newell has previously served as Associate Provost for Diversity & Global Learning and Professor of Philosophy and Gender Studies at Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT, where she served as a mentor for the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program and chair of the Diversity Council.
While at Westminster, Newell led the effort to establish of the College’s Diversity-focused Liberal Education requirement, the Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture Series, the Diversity & International Center, and the Gender Studies program, among others. In addition she chaired committees that developed the College’s Five Year Plans for Diversity and facilitated or organized several faculty and staff workshops focused on diversity and inclusive pedagogy. As a faculty member she served as chair of the Gender Studies program, and the Philosophy & Religious Studies Program.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Newell received her PhD in philosophy from Temple University, and her MA in Philosophy and AB in English from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. A strong advocate for diversity and equity, she is pleased to be one of the newest members of the Bucknell community and is eager to immerse herself in diversity work with colleagues across campus.