David Chrisinger is a published author, speaker, award-winning teacher, and communication specialist who focuses on public policy and issues related to transitioning military veterans. David believes everyone has a story that needs to be told, and to that end, he teaches a veteran reintegration course at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to help his students tell their stories of service, war, and coming home. He is currently developing an instructor’s manual for his class that will be made available to 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 aims to bridge the cultural gap that divides his students from the American people they fought to protect. 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.
David has also spent the past year crisscrossing the country, speaking to universities, community colleges, and veteran non-profit organizations on his work with student veterans and the importance of storytelling in the transition from the military back into civilian life.
David also teaches public policy writing to graduate students in the Master of Public Policy program in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and 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.