Portrait of David Chrisinger

David Chrisinger

Director, Harris Public Policy Writing Program, University of Chicago

David is the Associate Director in the Academic and Student Affairs office, where he leads the Harris Writing Program. In his role, he works with faculty to develop and evaluate writing-focused assignments, assists students in improving their writing skills, and trains and manages the Writing Program Teaching Assistants, among other duties. 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 in 2017, he wrote Public Policy Writing That Matters, a handbook for anyone passionate about using writing to effect real and lasting policy changes. 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.