George Washington Topic of Ashbrook Luncheon Lecture

George Washington Topic of Ashbrook Luncheon Lecture

2/11/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. Douglas Bradburn, founding director of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, will speak at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on March 18 at noon in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

Bradburn will speak on The Power of Character: George Washington and the Art of Leadership.”

Tickets for this luncheon/lecture event are $20 per person or a table of eight for $160. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Lisa Ormiston at (419) 289-5411 or or order online at

Bradburn is a well-known scholar of early American history.  He is the author of two books, and numerous articles and book chapters with a specialty in the history of the American founding and the early history of the Chesapeake.

Before coming to Mount Vernon, Bradburn served as a professor of history and director of graduate studies at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He received the SUNY Chancellor’s award for excellence in teaching in 2010.  A native of Virginia, Bradburn earned his Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago and his B.A. in history and economics from the University of Virginia.

The Ashbrook Center, located on the campus of Ashland University, seeks to restore and strengthen the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government through educational programs for students, teachers and citizens.

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###