Dr. Aaron New

Behavioral Sciences Department Chair

Dr. New has been at Central Baptist College since 2005. During his time here he has created and built the Behavioral Sciences Department, developed and taught 16 different courses, restructured and expanded the degree offerings, served on numerous committees, participated in a wide range of campus activities, and won several faculty awards.


“I believe that I am at my best when I am in the classroom. It is certainly where I feel most at home and most fulfilled in my work. I am very proud of my students in the Behavioral Sciences Department at CBC. They are intelligent, hard-working, and compassionate. It is my privilege to help them prepare for the career or ministry to which God has called them. It is especially exciting to see students put their classroom experiences to use out in the world — in volunteer work, internship placements, graduate school, and in the jobs and careers they pursue after CBC.”


He regularly presents material and seminars at professional conferences and regularly conducts training and workshops in the community. He has also published several articles in online publications. Dr. New has served on the Arkansas Crisis Response Team and has been on the board of directors for 2 local non-profit agencies. He is certified as a General Law Enforcement Instructor and a member of The Christian Association for Psychological Studies.


Prior to Central Baptist College, Dr. New worked for nearly 10 years in the social service field, primarily at adult mental health outpatient clinics and long-term residential care facilities. Dr. New is married with three sons and they are all usually very active in their church and community. In his free time he loves spending time with his family, reading, listening to music, playing racquetball, and telling a good dad-joke.


Dr. New has recieved the follwing Central Baptist College Awards: The Faculty Service Award in 2013 & The Academic Excellence Award in 2009.


Ph.D. in Psychology and Counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary