Dr. Mary C. Newman



Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, 1995, Psychology, University of Arizona
  • MA, 1992, Psychology, University of Arizona
  • BA, 1986, General Studies, University of Arizona


  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychology of Adulthood
  • Aging and Adjustment
  • Death and Human Behavior
  • Psychology of Women
  • Psychological Effects of Dementia

Research and professional interests

  • Healthy aging
  • Age-related disorders (especially Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease)
  • Memory
  • Prevention and control of diabetes
  • Awareness of deficit in persons with neuropsychological disorders
  • Visual scanning and Parkinson's disease
  • Yoga and Parkinson's disease
  • Death and dying issues
  • Hospice
  • Genetics of Alzheimer's disease
  • Adult development and aging
  • Women's issues
  • Developmental Neuropsychology Director
  • Center for Multidisciplinary Health Education, Research and Services (CMHERS)

 Professional Organizations:

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • APA Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging)
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
  • International Neuropsychological Society
  • Ozarks Area Psychological Association

Awards and honors

  • College of Health and Human Services Teaching Award, SMSU. (2003).