The School is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Daniel Newman as the Inaugural Martin Wagner Professor. Professor Newman holds a joint appointment with the School and the Department of Psychology.

Dan’s research expertise is in Industrial-Organizational Psychology/Human Resources/Organizational Behavior, focusing on racial equality in hiring, emotional intelligence, leadership and gender, and work engagement.  His research has been published in a variety of top journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Psychological Bulletin, as well as in other journals and edited volumes. He has been awarded numerous academic honors, including the Academy of Management HR Division Scholarly Achievement Award; Academy of Management Research Methods Division Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology Award (twice), Best Reviewer Award, and Early Career Award; and the Society for I/O Psychology William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award. He was elected Chair of the 2,300-member Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management, and is a Fellow of the APA. Dan served as Associate Editor of Organizational Research Methods, and has been on the University of Illinois List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent continuously for the past 14 years. He has served on 55 dissertation committees, of which he has Chaired/Co-Chaired 18. His published papers have been cited over 12,800 times. Dan teaches courses in data, statistics, and employee motivation/ performance for the School.

The Wagner Professorship was funded by the School and a number of committed alumni to honor Wagner’s legacy in employment and labor relations. Professor Wagner was a labor arbitrator and scholar whose career included nearly 25 years with the then-Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations. He served as director from 1958 to 1968, and then remained on the faculty until 1982, beginning one of the nation’s first doctoral programs in industrial relations in 1966.

Professor Newman will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the School, 504 E. Armory Avenue, at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2023, with a dinner to follow. All School faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the larger university community are invited to attend. To RSVP, please contact Brooke D’Urso, or contact Nell Madigan with further questions about the event.