Dr. Julie Newell is the Special Assistant to the Provost and Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies.
Dr. Newell participates in a variety of KSU bodies focused on improving the institution and the
educational experience of its students. One area where Dr. Newell has worked to improve student experiences is through sustainability awareness. She goes out of her way to promote and foster
long-term environmental balance to the campus and her local community, and urges others to do the same. A passionate native-plant gardener, Dr. Newell is active in the Georgia Native Plant Society, has completed training as a Certified Master Naturalist, and holds a Certificate in Native Plants from
the University of Georgia. Dr. Newell has served in numerous capacities at Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) and KSU since joining the faculty of Southern Polytechnic in 1993 and post-consolidation in 2015.