Center Leadership - The Wason Center - Christopher Newport University

Center Leadership

Dr. Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo, Research Lab Director (

Rebecca Bromley-TrujilloDr. Bromley-Trujillo received her B.A. in political science from the University of Texas, San Antonio and M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Michigan State University. Her research explores state and local climate change policy efforts, the relationship between public opinion and public policy and how science is used in the policy process. Her work appears in a number of journals including the Review of Policy Research, Climatic Change and the Journal of Public Policy, among others. Prior to her appointment at CNU, Dr. Bromley-Trujillo taught as an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky.

Tom Kramer, Executive Director (

Tom KramerThe university has tapped Tom Kramer to serve as the Wason Center's first executive director. He is a veteran of multiple political campaigns working with candidates from both major political parties, has significant experience with the legislative process in Richmond and has a background in nonprofit management. Before coming to the Wason Center, Kramer most recently served as Christopher Newport's Director of External Relations supporting the university's government and public relations activities. He has an undergraduate degree in government and history from the College of William and Mary and is currently pursuing a MBA at W&M's Mason School of Business. He lives in Newport News with his wife, Lauren, and their very independent and outspoken toddler, JoJo.

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