2017 John Jay Fellow
Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
College: Wheaton College
Degree: B.A. Political Science
Peter Newman comes to the John Jay Institute a recent graduate of Wheaton College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in politics and English. While at Wheaton, he was a four-year member of the baseball team and was elected captain of the squad his senior year. As a student-athlete, he was named to the Collegiate Conference of Illinois-Wisconsin Academic All-Conference team in each of his four seasons.
Being involved in some capacity with the Alliance Defending Freedom, the Institute on Religion and Democracy, and the American Enterprise Institute while in college, he developed a keen interest in political philosophy, theology, and ethics—and in how these areas of study can actually illume and edify our current political deliberations. Questions regarding church-state relations, Christian virtue in public life, and the merits of religious communities in pluralist societies also interest Peter. He is excited about the prospect of growing in moral, spiritual, and intellectual wisdom during his time at the Institute, and he is hopeful his time with the John Jay Fellowship will inform and enhance his vocational pursuits, inspiring him to meaningful action in a career in law and public policy.