Mr. Newell is a Senior Associate Director of Project Advance. He administers the modern language (French, Italian, Spanish), Latin, mathematics (calculus and statistics) and earth science courses and advises students on course transfer processes and the integration of transfer courses into the undergraduate program.

In addition to a background in geology and work experience as an exploration geologist in the oil industry, Newell has always been passionate about education. His father was a teacher and school administrator, and, as a result, Newell always had access to educational literature, which he read incessantly. He completed teaching certification requirements for secondary earth science, biology, and general science and served as a teaching assistant for upper-level courses while he was completing his master’s degree in geology. He also spent seven years working with secondary school and junior college science instructors on equipment and supply purchasing.

In 1994 he joined Project Advance as a member of the evaluation team, for which he studied trends in student learning and school-college partnerships.


Bill has presented papers at regional meetings of the Geological Society of America and national conferences of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, the American Association for Higher Education, and the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.