Dora Kingsley Vertenten

  • Professor, USC Price School of Public Policy
Office: (916) 444-7313

Expertise Summary

Expert in political consulting, election campaigns and social media


  • 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

Additional Information

  • Lifetime Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration
  • Consultant to local, state and federal officials and candidates, and to state and national political committees
  • Published in Campaigns & Elections and various blogs
  • Former Presidential Nominating Delegate and Host Committee Member, state of California
  • Served in local, state and federal executive and legislative branches, including in U.S. House of Representatives and California State Treasurer’s Office