Executive and Writing Director, Writing Program

About David Chrisinger

David Chrisinger is an Executive Director and Writing Director in the Academic and Student Affairs office, where he leads the Harris Writing Program and the Persuasive Writing Credential Program. David also teaches policy writing courses, advises the Chicago Policy Review and students enrolled in the Education and Society Certificate Program, and helps faculty members develop and evaluate writing-focused assignments. Prior to joining Harris, David worked at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, first as a Senior Communications Specialist and then as a Strategic Planning and Foresight Analyst. For nearly nine years, he taught public policy writing, consulted with researchers on the design and execution of governmental audits and evaluations, facilitated message development exercises, and wrote and edited reports and testimonies for the U.S. Congress. For six years, he also taught public policy writing at Johns Hopkins University and is the author of PUBLIC POLICY WRITING THAT MATTERS, a handbook for anyone passionate about using writing to effect real and lasting policy changes, and STORIES ARE WHAT SAVE US, which aims to help writers uncover and communicate what they’ve learned while fighting life’s battles. David graduated from the University of Chicago’s MA Program in the Social Sciences in 2010, and he finished his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he studied history, social science, and studio art.