Christopher C. Hull, Ph.D. is president of Issue Management, Inc., a full-service public affairs consultancy he founded in 2006. He received an undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard University in Government, and holds a doctorate in government from Georgetown University, where he defended with distinction a dissertation that was then nominated for American Political Science Association’s E.E. Schattschneider Prize for best American politics dissertation of the year. Dr. Hull has taught at George Washington University in the past as Assistant Professorial Lecturer in the Political Science Department and at Georgetown University as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Government Department.
He is the former Senior Vice President and Campaign Manager, U.S. Public Affairs, for Hill & Knowlton, one of the nation’s oldest and largest public relations agencies. In addition, Dr. Hull has held positions including both Press Secretary and Chief of Staff for members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Majority Caucus Staff Director of a state Senate, Assistant to the Director of Communications of a national party committee, a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate, and a researcher at one think tank and campaign manager for and then Executive Vice President of another.
He began his career as a White House intern and then full-time volunteer in the Issues Group of a president’s reelection campaign. He is the author of Grassroots Rules: How the Iowa Caucuses Help Elect American Presidents, published by Stanford University Press, as well as more than 100 book chapters, peer-reviewed articles, conference papers, public presentations and op-eds. Dr. Hull has been published, quoted or cited in television, print, radio and online outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NPR, MSNBC, CNN International, Bloomberg, Reuters, National Journal, CNBC, The Hill, Hotline, New York Newsday and U.S. News & World Report.
Ph.D., Georgetown University
B.A., Harvard University