Northwood University & the Jack Miller Center to Host Dr. Jeff Morrison on "The Constitutional Leadership of George Washington"

Bookmark and Share
The event will take place on Tuesday, September 18, at 7 p.m.,
MIDLAND, MI – On Tuesday, September 18, at 7 p.m., Northwood University's Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise and the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America's Founding Principles and History will host Dr. Jeff Morrison on the topic "The Constitutional Leadership of George Washington."

Dr. Morrison's lecture, which is part of Northwood's celebration of Constitution Day and the first of a series of fall lectures regarding the U.S. Constitution, will take place in Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood University's Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. There is no admission charge, members of the community are encouraged to attend and refreshments will be served. From 6:50-7:05 p.m. the Tittabawassee Valley Fife & Drum Corps will play colonial era music.

According to Dr. Glenn Moots, director of the Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise and chair of the Philosophy and Political Science department at Northwood University, Dr. Morrison's lecture will be insightful and timely.

"Americans say that they want real leadership in the next president so it is appropriate to look back to a president renowned for his leadership," stated Moots. "We still debate what the Constitution means but many of our best precedents for understanding it were set by the first presidents—especially Washington," he continued.

Morrison is associate dean and associate professor of government at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and is a faculty member at the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation in Washington, D.C. He also taught at Princeton University and the United States Air Force Academy. Dr. Morrison graduated with distinction from Boston College and from Georgetown, where he received his Ph.D. He is author of The Political Philosophy of George Washington (Johns Hopkins University), John Witherspoon and the Founding of the American Republic (University of Notre Dame), and co-editor of The Forgotten Founders on Religion and Public Life (Notre Dame) and The Founders on God and Government (Rowman & Littlefield).

Questions about the event may be directed to Professor Glenn A. Moots at 989.837.4255 or


The Jack Miller Center (JMC) is a nonpartisan 501 (C) (3) public foundation dedicated to reinvigorating education in America's Founding Principles and history. The foundation works with college faculty, administrators and donors to improve this essential education for students on campuses across the country. The JMC's community of professors currently totals 550 on more than 180 campuses, including many of our nation's leading scholars in American history and political theory. The JMC supports partner programs on 52 campuses, including Ivy League institutions, flagship state universities and leading liberal arts colleges. The JMC is led by its founder and chairman, Jack Miller, a prominent Chicago philanthropist, and its president, Mike Ratliff (Rear Admiral, USN ret.), the former chief of Naval Intelligence. Mr. Miller and Admiral Ratliff began their efforts in higher education in 2004 and incorporated the JMC as an independent foundation in 2007 with headquarters in Philadelphia.


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.