On March 24th, Professor Daniel Newman was named the Inaugural Martin Wagner Professor at the School of Labor and Employment Relations. LER’s third named professorship since 2022, making it four in total!

LER Dean, Ingrid Fulmer, began by welcoming Dan and his family and friends who were in attendance. Ingrid also honored Martin Wager’s contributions he gave to the School. She included, “In the words of the late Walt Franke, another pillar of our School, Martin ‘began his career in the ’30s, when the nation’s labor-management environment was volatile and even hostile. He taught people to take an even-handed approach, to deal with reason as much as possible and to find areas of agreement.'” Ingrid and Acting Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, Amy Santos, celebrated Dan’s achievements throughout his career before presenting him with the award.

Professor Newman, who holds a joint appointment with the School and the Department of Psychology, included a beautiful tribute to the past professor and a heartfelt thank you to those who have supported him throughout his career. Dinner at Big Grove followed the event to celebrate Dan’s achievement with his family, friends, and colleagues.

We are very proud of Dan and pleased to celebrate his accomplishments along with Martin’s legacy. Watch the ceremony to see Dean Ingrid Fulmer, Interim Vice Provost Amy Santos, and Professor Newman speak.