Paul Weinstein Jr.
Program Director, Sr. Lecturer
Paul Weinstein Jr. is the Director of the MA in Public Management program. Mr. Weinstein has taught at Johns Hopkins University since 2003, and his areas of research include fiscal policy, higher education, transportation, and government management. Weinstein has also lectured at Columbia University and Georgetown University. He is a co-author of the textbook, The Art of Policy Making, currently in its second edition. His writing has also appeared in The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, New York Newsday, Forbes, Investors Business Daily, Politico, and U.S. News and World Report. In 2008 he received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Kreiger School of Arts & Sciences.
A veteran of two Presidential Administrations, Weinstein was the senior advisor to the Simpson-Bowles Commission, which was created by President Obama to address the nation’s mid-and long-term fiscal challenges. President Clinton appointed Weinstein as Special Assistant to the President and served as chief of staff of the White House Domestic Policy Council. Later he became a senior advisor for policy planning to Vice President Gore. Before joining the Clinton administration, Weinstein served as a legislative aide to former Representative C. Thomas McMillen (D-MD) and then-Senator Albert Gore Jr. (D-TN).
Weinstein currently sits on the board of the Progressive Policy Institute, where he was a senior fellow and then chief operating officer between 2001 and 2008. He is also senior policy adviser to the Promontory Interfinancial Network, a leading fin-tech based in Arlington, Virginia. Weinstein received his Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and his Masters from Columbia University.