Paul Christopher Manuel is professor of government and director of the leadership program at American University's School of Public Affairs, as well as a research fellow at the Berkley Center. He previously was professor of political science and director of the Institute for Leadership Studies at Mount St. Mary's University. Before that, he taught at Saint Anselm College from 1992 to 2008. His publications include The Path of American Public Policy: Comparative Perspectives (2014), Religion and Politics in a Global Society: Comparative Perspectives from the Portuguese-Speaking World (2012, edited with Alynna Lyon and Clyde Wilcox), and The Catholic Church and the Nation-State: Comparative Perspectives (2006, edited with Chris Reardon and Clyde Wilcox). He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Boston University, M.T.S. from the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College (Weston Jesuit School of Theology), and Ph.D. from Georgetown University.