An expert in oral and written communication, Carol Whitney currently teaches these skills as an Adjunct Faculty member in American University’s Department of Government. Since the 1990s, she has taught popular courses in Political Speechwriting and Applied Political Writing, along with other political and policy courses.
Whitney is nationally recognized as a political strategist whose expertise in message development and delivery has been the key to victory for many Republican candidates over the past thirty years. She is one of the few political strategists who specialized in women’s campaigns, and was strategist for the 1986 winning campaign of Kay Orr, the first Republican woman governor in this country’s history.
She has developed programs in writing skills for Congressional staffs, university graduate schools, political organizations and associations, as well as political and government organizations in Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean and the British Isles.
Whitney is a published author of fiction and of articles, manuals and book chapters on politics and ethics, and developed nationally-distributed curricula on ethics in politics for university use. In 2006 she led the founding of a student-run electronic journal of public policy at George Mason University, New Voices in Public Policy.
A native of the Northwest, she has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Stanford University and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from George Mason University.