Sign In
Endowments at UVA

J. Wilson Newman Professorship in Governance at the White Burkett Miller Center of Public Affairs

1984

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.

David A. Leblang currently holds the J. Wilson Newman Professorship in Governance at the Miller Center. Mr. Leblang continued to serve as Chair of the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics, conducted research on numerous works-in-progress and presented numerous papers, and assisted Brantly Womack in contributing to the Miller Center's First Year project, specifically on the issue of the global economy. He has applied for a grant to fund his research into refugee issues and worked on completing a manuscript on the political economy of global migration.

History of Past Recipients and Projects