Dora Kingsley-Vertenten 

Professor (Nonresident Teaching), Sol Price School of Public Policy

Dora Kingsley Vertenten is a practitioner of public policy through the American political system. Since joining USC’s faculty in 1996, she focuses her teaching in public administration and political management including USC’s Semester in Washington Politics program. Kingsley-Vertenten is an elected lifetime Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (, an independent organization chartered by Congress to help public organizations’ strategic planning and managing for results. Read more. 

Expertise: politics; political consulting; campaigns and elections; opposition research; voters; political parties; social media, including Twitter and Facebook; online communities; information technology; leadership and decision-making; civic engagement and participation; strategic planning; event planning; nonprofit management; communications and public relations; intergovernmental relations; federalism; education reform; distance learning and online classrooms; executive training and professional development.