Chad Wellmon
Professor, University of Virginia

Chad Wellmon is professor of German studies and history at the University of Virginia. He is most recently the co-editor of Charisma and Disenchantment: The Vocation Lectures (NYRB Classics 2020).

Written by Chad Wellmon

Berlin, Potsdamer Platz (1932) by Carl Grossberg. Photo by AKG-Images

Essay/
Education
The scholar’s vocation

A century ago, Weber both diagnosed the ills of the corporatised, modern university, and pointed out the path beyond it

Chad Wellmon

Students at the University of California, Berkeley, attend graduation ceremonies amid protests against the Vietnam War c1968. Photo by Ted Streshinsky/Corbis/Corbis/Getty

Essay/
Education
A wild muddle

The ethical formation of citizens was once at the heart of the US elite college. Has this moral purpose gone altogether?

Chad Wellmon