David Chrisinger is an author, speaker, and award-winning teacher who believes everyone has a story that needs to be told. For three years, he taught a veteran reintegration course at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to help student veterans tell their stories of service, war, and coming home. He wrote an instructor’s manual for his class that is now available for adoption by each of the 26 universities in the University of Wisconsin system.
He also edited a collection of his students’ essays, See Me for Who I Am, that bridges the cultural gap dividing his students from the American people they fought to protect. David has also spent the past two years speaking to universities, community colleges, and veteran non-profit organizations from around the country on his work with student veterans and the importance of storytelling in the transition from the military back into civilian life.
In addition, David developed and teaches three-day writing workshops for Team RWB, a non-profit organization that aims to enrich the lives of veterans by connecting them to their communities through social and physical activity, and five-day writing seminars for The War Horse, the only non-profit news outlet and community dedicated to providing insight into America’s longest-running wars.
For six years, David also taught public policy writing to graduate students in the Master of Public Policy program in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He also wrote Public Policy Writing That Matters, a book for anyone passionate about using writing to effect real and lasting change.
Whether it’s public policy — or something more personal — David has dedicated his life to helping you say what you need to say.