About Paul Manuel

Professional Background

I am the director of the leadership program at  the  School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C.  I also serve as the Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer and  a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at American University.


I am also a research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University and a local affiliate at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University.    My publications include ten authored, co-authored, or edited books and numerous scholarly articles.

Previous Academic Roles

Mount St. Mary’s , 2013
Saint Anselm College, 1993

I served as the founding  director of the Institute for Leadership Studies at Mount St. Mary’s University (2010-2015). Before that, I was the co-founder and executive director of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College,  where I was the chair of the politics department (1992-2008). I was a tenured  professor of politics at  both institutions.