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Doug Usher

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


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 sectors.

Doug lectures widely on the nature of measuring public opinion and sentiment, conducts seminars for the U.S. State Department’s International Visitors Program, and has served as an expert witness for the U.S. Department of Justice. He’s appeared as an expert on the analysis of trends in public opinion and politics on CNBC, CNN, National Public Radio, and others. His writing has been published extensively, including in The Wall Street Journal, National Journal, The Hill, and Campaigns and Elections.


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