Skip to main content

Patrick Griffin

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of Government

Dr. Patrick J. Griffin teaches a graduate seminar on the legislative process and is the academic director of the Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute for CCPS. In addition, he is working on the AU/Pew Charitable Trusts "Improving Campaign Conduct" research project. Griffin served in the White House as assistant to the President for legislative affairs, 1994-96. In addition to his service in the Clinton Administration, his private sector experience includes founding the Washington, DC government relations firm, Griffin, Johnson, Madigan, Peck, Boland, Dover & Stewart, where he continues to serve as president. Griffin also was senior vice president and managing director for the government relations division of Burson-Marsteller. In the U.S. Senate he held the position of Secretary for the Democrats, and the positions of professional staff member on the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and the Senate Budget Committee. He also served as a domestic policy advisor at the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare and as an assistant professor of education at the University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Contact Info

Send email to Patrick Griffin

For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.


  • Fall 2017

    • GOVT-524 Topics in Pub Affairs/Advocacy: Managing Advocacy Campaigns
    • Description

AU News and Achievements