Faculty Bio

Gary Nordlinger

Gary Nordlinger

Gary Nordlinger teaches at the Graduate School of Political Management of George Washington University.

Mr. Nordlinger is a leading expert at using quantitative research to design winning communications strategies. He has provided political strategy, analysis and communications strategies for hundreds of public officials, associations, labor unions and corporations in 28 countries on six continents.

Despite some very difficult campaigns, his record in general elections for U.S. Congress is 78-7. Rated one of the nation’s top four Democratic media consultants by Campaigns & Elections Magazine, Mr. Nordlinger's print and broadcast media have won more than 120 major awards.

Mr. Nordlinger averages two dozen speeches each year on public affairs, communications, and politics.  He has appeared on ABC, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox, NBC, NPR and the Australian, British, and Canadian Broadcasting Corporations, and has been extensively quoted by the Associated Press and major newspapers in the United States and five other continents.  The BBC also retained him to provide commentary for the U.S. Presidential debates.

A judicially recognized expert witness on survey research, Mr. Nordlinger was a Sorensen Fellow of Political Leadership at the University of Virginia (2004) In additional to George Washington University, he has also taught at American University, George Mason University’s Graduate School of Public Policy, and Florida International University.  He is a trainer in the Campaigns & Elections programs and consults with international visitors through State Department and other exchange programs.

Mr. Nordlinger is a founder and former Secretary-Treasurer of the Latin American Association of Political Consultants, and Co-Chair of the International Committee of the Public Relations Society of America NCC. He served as Vice President of the American Association of Political Consultants and chaired its Ethics Committee, and was a director of the International Association of Political Consultants and Co-Chair of its Committee on Emerging Democracies.

His academic degrees include a Juris Doctor with Honors and a Master's degree in political science.  Previously, Mr. Nordlinger worked for the United States Congress, the AFL-CIO, the Bureau of Social Science Research, and the Montgomery County (MD) Council.