John J. DiIulio Jr. Joins University of Pennsylvania's Faculty as Professor of Politics, Religion and Civil Society

Monday, May 10, 1999

PHILADELPHIA - John J. DiIulio, professor of politics and public affairs at Princeton University, has been appointed the [Frederick] Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion and Civil Society at the University of Pennsylvania, according to Samuel H. Preston, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn.

Dr. DiIulio, who also is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, senior counsel to Public/Private Ventures and founding director of the Center for Public Management at the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., will begin his assignment at Penn July 1, 1999.

Dr. DiIulio's research focuses on public management, U.S. politics, faith-based social programs, criminal justice and government reform.

An influential voice in American politics, Dr. DiIulio is best known as a leader in the fight against crime. His views influenced the 1994 crime bill, which provided hundreds of millions of dollars for prison construction, and he was among the designers of the federal prison systems' drug treatment programs.

As founder and director of the Jeremiah Project at the Manhattan Institute, he studies and assists faith-based programs for inner-city youth and young adults, with a special emphasis on programs that focus on achieving literacy, avoiding violence and accessing jobs.

He is the author, co-author or editor of 12 books, including Body Count: Moral Poverty...and How to Win America's War Against Crime and Drugs (Simon & Schuster, 1996); Improving Government Performance: An Owner's Manual (Brookings Institution, 1993); American Government: Institutions and Policies (Houghton-Mifflin, 1998) and Medicaid and Devolution: A View from the States (Brookings Institution, 1998).

He has also written op-eds for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and other major newspapers, and articles for popular magazines including The New Republic, The National Review, Commentary and many more. He is a contributing editor at The Weekly Standard.

Dr. DiIulio has chaired the American Political Science Association's standing committee on professional ethics. He is the winner of the David N. Kershaw Award of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and management and the Leonard D. White Award of the American Political Science Association.

An alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Sciences, Dr. DiIulio has a bachelor's degree in political science and in economics and a master's degree in political science-public policy from Penn. He received his doctorate from Harvard University.