Visiting Professors


W. Warner Burke

Visiting Professor of Leadership and Public Affairs

W. Warner Burke holds the Edward Lee Thorndike Professorship of Psychology and Education, serves as Coordinator for Graduate Programs in Social-Organizational Psychology, and is chair of the Department of Organization and Leadership of the Teachers College at Columbia University. He has authored over 150 articles and book chapters on organizational psychology and authored, co-authored, or edited 19 books. Burke is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science and past editor of both Organizational Dynamics and The Academy of Management Executive. He consults with a variety of organizations on business, education, government, religious, and medical systems and has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award from the Academy of Management, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the OD Network, and the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Psychology from the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Professor Burke earned his B.A. from Furman University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin.



David Wilhelm

Visiting Professor of Leadership and Public Affairs

David Wilhelm is the Founder and President of Woodland Venture Management, a company that raises and invests private equity in parts of the country that are underserved by the nation's financial industry. In that capacity, Wilhelm founded Adena Ventures, a venture capital fund targeting central Appalachia, and Hopewell Ventures, a second fund focused on entrepreneurial investing in a seven-state region stretching from Ohio to Nebraska.

Wilhelm is best known for his political work, which has included managing campaigns for President Bill Clinton, Senator Paul Simon, Senator Joe Biden, and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. In 1993, he became the youngest ever Chair of the Democratic National Committee. Wilhelm holds degrees from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government (MPP) and Ohio University (BA), and recently served as Chair of the Ohio University National Alumni Board.


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