J. Wilson Newman Professorship in Governance at the White Burkett Miller Center of Public Affairs
The J. Wilson Newman Professorship in Governance at the White Burkett Miller Center of Public Affairs was created in 1984 with a gift from Mr. Newman and the Kenmore Fund of the New York Community Trust. Mr. Newman was former president, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Dun & Bradstreet Corp. He chaired the 1969 President's Task Force on Small Business and, from 1974 to 1978, the National Bureau of Economic Research. He served on the Miller Center's Governing Council; the J. Wilson Newman Pavilion at the Miller Center is named in his honor. Mr. Newman died in 2003.
The Board of Visitors elected David A. Leblang to the J. Wilson Newman Professorship in Governance at the White Burkett Miller Center of Public Affairs in 2008.
Mr. Leblang continued to serve as Chair of the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics, conducted research on numerous works-in-progress, co-edited a volume of the Miller Center's First Year Project on immigration, held a panel discussion on the refugee crisis in Europe with filmmaker Alexandra Liveris, and participated in the 2017 Caplin Conference on Global Economy in London.