Wendy Newby is the director of The Levin Center and serves on the Board of Directors of this nonprofit organization. She received her B. S. degree from Cornell University and her M.Ed in Special Education. In 1996 she received her doctorate in psychology from North Carolina State University. From 1983 to 2000, she served as associate director of a university-based diagnostic assessment center and taught educational assessment practices to graduate students.
From 2000-2018, Dr. Newby served as a dean in the Office for Undergraduate Education of Emory College in Atlanta where she worked closely with students and faculty on issues of learning for students experiencing difficulties with transition to college and with students diagnosed with learning, social-emotional and attention issues.
Dr. Newby’s special interest is in supporting students as they transition from middle to high school and high school to college, recognizing that each transition requires new skills, strategies and habits of mind. In addition, she has interest in working with families whose children have experienced acute or chronic illness with the knowledge that illness of one family member affects the entire family and moving forward requires an understanding of family dynamics and new ways to use support systems. Dr. Newby is a member of the American Psychological Association and the North Carolina Psychological Association.