The Board of Trustees of the Jacob Leisler Institute unanimously elected Dr. Simon Middleton as a Trustee on January 23, 2023. Dr. Middleton is a William E. Pullen Associate Professor of History at William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia. He earned his Ph.D. from the City University of New York Graduate Centre in 1998 and taught at the University of East Anglia and the University of Sheffield, both in England, before joining the faculty at William and Mary in 2018. His publications include From Privileges to Rights: Work and Politics in Colonial New York City (Philadelphia, 2005), as well as articles for William and Mary Quarterly, Journal of Early American Studies, American Journal of Legal History, and numerous others. With his research focus on the middle colonies and the Atlantic World in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, Dr. Middleton is a welcome addition to the Institute board.