Michael Ray Newman

Professor of Practice - Director of Accounting Programs

Michael Newman


I was born in Canada and raised in South America (Bolivia, Chile, Peru) and Central America (Trinidad & Tobago) by American parents. My father was a geophysicist. I started my first company at age 18 and took it regional before selling it a year later. I helped with another start-up right after my 20th birthday. We took it National and sold it by the time I was 30. Shortly after that (1986) I became involved in not-for-profits that worked with youth and later, abused youth.

I embarked on my current career in 2002. I find that being a professor, teacher and researcher is an extraordinarily rewarding experience! I look forward to spending the rest of my life in my new vocation/avocation!

All in all, I am truly Blessed given my wonderful position at UH and the fact I am married since 1980 to a wonderful woman, Peggy, who continues to love me after 43 years together, and to have 2 great daughters and 4 beautiful and smart grand daughters in my life, all of whom I love and who love me! :)

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  • Current courses:
  • Honors (Financial Accounting) ACCT2331
  • Honors (Managerial Accounting ACCT2332
  • Professional Accounting Communications GENB5303/7303


Ph.D., University of Houston,2009, Concentration: Capital Markets (Major: Accounting Minor: Finance)
M.S. Accountancy, University of Houston, December 2001
M.B.A., University of Houston, December 2000, Graduated with Honors, Concentration-Finance
B.B.A., University of Houston, May 1977 Concentration Operations Business Management