- Adjunct Professor
Title: Chairman (Also, Managing Director of Civic Forum Strategies)
Social Media Handles: N/A
Ford O’Connell is a political analyst and a Republican strategist. A seasoned campaign veteran at the local, state and national levels, Mr. O’Connell worked on the 2008 McCain-Palin presidential campaign.
In 2010, Campaigns & Elections magazine named Mr. O’Connell a “Rising Star” for his work with ProjectVirginia. ProjectVirginia was also awarded Campaigns & Elections magazine’s inaugural Reed Award for “Best Use Of Twitter” for its work on behalf of multiple campaigns during the 2009 election cycle.
A frequent on-air guest on Fox News, CNN, Newsmax TV and other broadcast media, Mr. O’Connell’s analysis and political commentary have appeared in a variety of publications including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, the Associated Press, Reuters, The Washington Post, Washington Times, The Hill, POLITICO, People magazine and ESPN.com.
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
M.P.P., Duke University
M.S.J., Northwestern University
M.A., University of Mississippi
B.A., Swarthmore College
Hail Mary: The 10-Step Playbook For Republican Recovery (2013)