Professor John Fitzpatrick
John Fitzpatrick is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at SUNY Brockport and the Director of SUNY Brockport’s Washington programs. He has his B.S from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and his Ph.D. from SUNY at Buffalo. He has taught at Iowa State University, at George Mason University, and in American University’s Washington Semester Program. For ten years he served as Chief of Staff and Political Director for Tom Harkin (D-IA) and for eight years he ran a political consulting firm whose clients included Senators Daschle and Mikulski, the Democratic National Committee, numerous Congressional candidates, advocacy groups, and two presidential campaigns. In addition to his interests in politics and public policy, Professor Fitzpatrick is active in SUNYCDO, the university’s organization of career development officers.
Mr. Gehring is the Washington Program’s Outreach Coordinator. He works with students, alums, participating colleges, and the main campus on all aspects of the program’s academic, career, alumni, and publication activities. He received his B.A. in Business Management and International Economics from Asbury University and his Masters in International Development/International Commerce from the University of Kentucky in 2009. He spent over a year working in Taiwan, South Korea, and Ghana on teaching English and working with humanitarian groups on development issues. He also worked on government relations and advocacy for International Justice Mission for nearly two years. Tim also is an editor for Finance Forward, a magazine identifying economic development trends in Africa.
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