Academic Director

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Ken Goldstein is a professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco and Faculty Director of the USF in DC program.

Before joining the University of San Francisco, Goldstein was a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he won the University of Wisconsin's Kellet Award for his career research accomplishments and the Chancellor's Award for excellence in teaching. Goldstein is one of the country's premier experts on the use and impact of political advertising. He has...

  • PhD, American Politics and Research Methodology, University of Michigan
  • Use and Impact of political advertising

Administrative Director

Seth Lynn is an adjunct professor of civil-military relations public leadership. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2002, and served for six years as an active duty Marine Corps officer, during which time he deployed to Okinawa, Kuwait, and Iraq, and spent two summers studying Arabic at Middlebury College. After leaving active duty, he studied international relations and politics at Princeton University, earning a master’s in public affairs.

Since founding Veterans Campaign in 2009...

  • MPA, International Relations, Princeton University
  • BS, Political Science, United States Naval Academy

Part-Time Faculty

Kelly Bare is a Lincoln, Nebraska native currently living in Brooklyn, New York with her two young children. She is a writer and editor with a background in magazines, book publishing, digital media, and strategic communications. She has published two books, helped launch web sites and magazines, and spent almost a decade at The New Yorker, helping the near-century-old magazine become fully digital. In 2014, she joined the team at Bloomberg Politics, her editorial perch for the 2016 presidential...

  • BSJ/MSJ, Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University

Nancy Bocskor is a nationally and internationally renowned speaker and expert on applied democracy. She has been a fundraiser for more than 100 Members of Congress and candidates, and has trained activists and leaders in all 50 states and more than 20 countries.

She is the author of the book Go Fish: How to Catch (and Keep) Contributors, a practical evidenced-based guide on how to ask for money, organize finance committees, and host profitable events for a successful political campaign.


  • BA, Political Science and Business Administration, Otterbein College

For nearly two decades, Brett Di Resta has been a part of some of the biggest wins for Democratic campaigns. Whether it is Chuck Schumer in 1998, Jennifer Granholm in 2002 and 2006, or Delaware’s John Carney in 2010, Mr. Di Resta has been providing winning research and strategy, regardless of the time or circumstance.

Before founding the Maccabee Group in 1999, Di Resta was involved in research and communications work for over seven years. He got his start as Deputy Research Director for Tom...

  • BA, Political Science, University of Michigan

Senior Vice President, National Media Research

William Feltus is senior vice president at National Media Research, Planning and Placement LLC, an advertising and media company in Alexandria, Va., where he managed media research and planning for the 2004 Bush-Cheney and the 2008 Mitt Romney presidential campaigns.

He is recognized as an innovator in the application of syndicated consumer research to political and public affairs marketing. He managed the Washington office of Republican...

  • MBA, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration
  • BA, Yale University

Dr. William Hua is an adjunct professor and teaches for the MPH and PsyD programs; his courses include a focus on integrated behavioral health, integrated care, and psychotherapy. He is a clinical health psychologist with the San Francisco VA health care system and has a strong emphasis on work with diverse and stigmatized populations and is dedicated to providing culturally humble care and treatment.

Dr. Hua received his PhD in Clinical Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine at the...

  • PhD, Clinical Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine, University of North Texas
  • BS, Psychology, Oklahoma State University
  • HIV and Hepatitis C Clinical Care
  • Primary Care/Mental Health Integration
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Clinical Health Psychology
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Mark brings more than two decades of experience advising Fortune 100 clients, elected officials, trade associations and high profile individuals navigate a myriad of communications challenges in the global marketplace, especially developing compelling messaging, coalition building, advocacy and grass-top organizing to positively influence public opinion.

Over the years Mark has worked with many high-profile clients in engaging with major news organizations such as USA Today, The Washington...

  • MA, Political Science, American University
  • BA, Political Science, Indiana University

Mike Moschella is a national leader in campaign data analytics. He is currently the vice president of innovation and director of analytics at media consulting firm DKC. Campaigns & Elections recently named him one of the top 50 campaign influencers in the country.

Mike was previously vice president of organizing at NationBuilder, where he led a team of fifty digital organizers and built engaged communities for brands, nonprofits, governments, and political parties all over the world. Moschella...

  • Cornell University, BS in Labor and Industrial Relations, 2002
  • Opinion Polling
  • Message Development
  • Analytics

The Honorable Patrick J. Murphy was presidentially appointed and Senate confirmed as the 32nd Under Secretary of the Army in December 2015, and served until January 2017. He led the management and operation for the Army — the Nation’s second largest employer, with a budget of $148 billion — a Fortune 10-sized organization. He focused on dynamic and efficient business operations, transforming the Army to be more innovative and responsive. He expanded the Soldier for Life initiative saving $340M...

  • JD, Widener University Commonwealth Law School
  • BS, Psychology and Human Resources, Kings College
Jeremy Teigen is Professor of Political Science at Ramapo College in the School of Humanities and Global Studies. He writes about political behavior, elections, public opinion, and American politics and specializes in the politics of military service and veterans as well as the politics of place.
  • University of Texas at Austin, PhD in Government. Major Fields: Political Behavior, American Institutions and Processes. Minor Field: Comparative Politics, 2005
  • University of Texas at Austin, MA in...
  • American Government
  • Political Methodology
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Political Behavior
  • Military, Politics, and Society

Doug Usher is a Partner at Forbes Tate Partners. He spent the last two decades building insights that have helped change the strategic trajectory of major corporations, industry associations, and political campaigns. He’s spent years navigating the intersection between business goals and the political, policy, and regulatory spheres, Doug has helped build winning strategies and campaigns for clients across a broad range of industries, with a particular focus on the pharmaceutical and energy...

  • MA and PhD, Government and Research Methodology, Cornell University, 1999
  • BA, University of Michigan, 1991

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, L2

Paul Westcott is L2’s Vice President of Marketing. Prior to joining L2 Paul worked for NBC News, Fox News Channel, and most recently iHeartMedia. At iHeart, Paul started as a Senior Digital Editor creating and managing editorial content on over 850+ radio station websites along with an eight-person editorial team. While in his digital role Paul created and hosted a daily talk show and podcast covering news and politics for the burgeoning iHeartRadio...

  • MA, Political Science, Fordham University
  • BA, Political Science, Fordham University

Mike Wittenwyler is an administrative and regulatory attorney, and the lead attorney Godfrey & Kahn, LLC’s Political Law Group. Mike works with clients each day on campaign finance, election law, ethics and lobbying regulation, and the tax regulation of political and lobbying activities. He performs legislative planning, analysis and drafting for business and industry groups. He often participates in litigation on these matters on behalf of coalitions of individuals, businesses and trade...

  • JD, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • BA, Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison