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Adjunct Professor of Politics and Director of Think Again, University of Virginia

I am currently teaching Political Speechwriting at UVA and serving as director of Think Again. I was formerly a Senior Fellow for Presidential Studies at UVA's Miller Center. From 1989-92, I was a White House speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush, and have written for a variety of corporate and political leaders ever since. In 2014, I created and produced an award-winning documentary about President Bush 41 entitled "41ON41" that debuted internationally on CNN. From 2009-2017, I wrote a bi-weekly column on politics for US News & World Report, and was co-founder of the bipartisan political podcast "Bipodisan."


  • –present
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Politics and Senior Fellow, UVA's Miller Center, University of Virginia


  • 1985 
    University of Virginia, B.A., Foreign Affairs