Washington, DC – The Bipartisan Policy Center is happy to announce that Tevi Troy, Ph.D., best-selling presidential historian, former White House aide, and former deputy secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, will join BPC as a senior fellow focusing on the Study of the Presidency.
As deputy secretary, Dr. Troy was the chief operating officer of the largest civilian department in the federal government, with a budget of $716 billion and more than 67,000 employees. He brings extensive White House and Capitol Hill experience to BPC, having served in both in several high-level positions, including his service as deputy assistant and acting assistant to the President for domestic policy.
“Having served in multiple capacities in our federal government, I have witnessed significant changes in the balance of power that are having a dramatic impact on our nation’s decision-making process,” said Dan Glickman, former U.S. secretary of agriculture and BPC senior fellow. “It is critical that we confront questions about that relationship with academic rigor and strategic relevance. I can think of no one better than Dr. Tevi Troy to lead this new initiative at BPC.”
“I am excited to bring my interest in and focus on the presidency to BPC,” Dr. Troy said. “All Americans, regardless of party or ideology, have an interest in making sure that the presidency is an effective institution, and BPC is a perfect place to ensure that the Study of the Presidency’s important recommendations on improving the presidency reach the widest possible audience.”
In addition to his senior level government work and health care expertise, Dr. Troy is also a presidential historian, making him one of only a handful of historians who has both studied the White House as a historian and worked there at the highest levels. He is the author of the best-selling book, What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House; Intellectuals and the American Presidency: Philosophers, Jesters, or Technicians?; and Shall We Wake the President? Two Centuries of Disaster Management in the Oval Office, which warned in 2016 that we were unprepared for coronavirus. He has written over 300 published articles, for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Politico, The Atlantic, and many other publications. He is a frequent television and radio analyst, and has appeared on CNBC, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, and The NewsHour, among other outlets.