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Kerry Newness

Location  Ordway 248
Phone  863.680.5049

Kerry Newness, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Teaching allows me to share my passion for knowledge. Being consumers of knowledge is not enough, so I try to create a learning environment where students develop original ideas. Open discussions can only exist if students share their ideas, so it is my responsibility to create an environment based on respect and acceptance. Learning does not stop at theory, so I am always searching for ways to apply psychology to the real world.”

I am coming to Florida Southern College from my graduate studies in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Florida International University in Miami. While at FIU, I had the privilege of teaching undergraduate courses in Social Psychology and Organizational Psychology. My research interests within the realm of I/O Psychology include motivation, job attitudes, job performance, leadership, occupational health/stress, employee selection, and personality in the workplace. Although my interests are somewhat diverse, my primary area of study is on work orientation and how employees feel called to their work.


Ph.D.,  Industrial Organizational Psychology Florida International University, Miami, FL
M.S. Industrial Organizational Psychology Florida International University, Miami, FL
B.S. Psychology  Specialization in Organizational Psychology Barry University, Miami, FL

Publications or Exhibitions

Newness, K.A., Steinert, J.K., & Viswesvaran, C. (2012). Effects of personality on social network disclosure: Do emotionally intelligent individuals post inappropriate content? Psychological Topics, 21 1-14.

Newness, K.A., Szuchman, L., & Lopez, M.R. (2008). Layers of HIV stigma: The influence of high-risk characteristics on perceptions. Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, 7, Located at