Elana Newman is the McFarlin chair of psychology at the University of Tulsa, research director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, co-director of the University of Tulsa Institute of Trauma, Adversity and Injustice, and a past president of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies. She specializes in understanding and intervening to prevent or treat trauma-related conditions and training students and professionals about to work effectively with people suffering from trauma-related problems. She co-directed the Dart Center for Journalism and Traumas' first satellite office in New York City after 9/11 to offer support to journalists covering these events.
Newman's work is focused on the intersection of journalism and traumatic stress studies including examining post- traumatic stress disorder among journalists, reader response to news, and victims' responses to news coverage about them. She is committed to educating the public and professionals about the meaning, aftermath and treatment of psychological trauma. She has authored more than 100 articles, books and publications examining topics such as trauma and substance abuse, treatment and assessment, teaching and substance use effects.
Sponsors of Newman's presentation include the Crisis Center Inc. in Manhattan and the following from Kansas State University: K-State Libraries, Center for Advocacy, Response and Education, conflict resolution and conflict analysis program, trauma studies program and the women's studies department.