Rick Newmyer teaches at the USC School of Social Work San Diego and Virtual academic centers. He is also executive director of the Film Consortium Foundation.
Over the past two decades, Newmyer has developed and administered numerous residential and community-based programs for children, youth and families. His work includes counseling, administration, facilitation, community organizing, governmental relations, social advocacy, communications and fundraising.
Newmyer has lectured nationally and internationally on youth development, transition-age youth and homelessness. He has been recognized by the National Association of Social Workers Region E, County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency, and Western States Youth Services Network for his social activism and work with at-risk youth.