Alvin Felzenberg recently joined the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress as director of communications for House Republicans. Previously, he was principal spokesman for the 9/11 Commission. He has also held several high-level posts with the U.S. House of Representatives and has served in two presidential administrations. In the 1980s, he was New Jersey's assistant secretary of state.
He currently teaches at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, and the Johns Hopkins University Washington, D.C. campus. Felzenberg has been a fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He has taught at several universities, most recently at Yale, where he also served as resident faculty research fellow at Saybrook College.
He holds an MA and PhD in politics from Princeton University and an MA and BA from Rutgers University.
Felzenberg has appeared as a commentator on major public affairs television shows including CNN's Crossfire, C-SPAN's Washington Journal, MSNBC's Morning Joe, NPR's Talk of the Nation, and others. His writings have appeared in The Washington Post, The Weekly Standard, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe, and The Christian Science Monitor. He has regularly contributed to National Review Online, US NEWS.com, and Politico. His most recent books include The Leaders We Deserved and a Few We Didn't: Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game, and Governor Tom Kean: From the New Jersey Statehouse to the 9/11Commission.