LaBrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professorship In Religion, Culture And Social Theory
The LaBrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professorship in Religion, Culture, and Social Theory was established through the generosity of Wynnette LaBrosse and Frank Levinson (Graduate Arts & Sciences ’78, ’80). The professorship will reside in the University’s Center on Religion and Democracy. Established in 2001, this interdisciplinary, nonpartisan research center examines the role of religion in our public life through the formation of democratic ideals, institutions, and practices. Among the University’s most generous benefactors, Ms. LaBrosse and Mr. Levinson provided early support for the center’s programs, outreach efforts, and operating needs. Ms. LaBrosse is president of the Agora Foundation in San Mateo, California. Mr. Levinson is president and chief technical officer of Finisar Corporation, a fiberoptic communication systems company he founded in 1987. The firm is based in Sunnyvale, California. In addition to funding this professorship, Ms. Labrosse and Mr. Levinson also provided an extraordinary gift for the Department of Astronomy, where Mr. Levinson completed his master’s degree and doctorate.
James Davison Hunter 2004-present