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is a veteran Washington journalist who launched his own successful writing and editing business in 1999 after a career as a top reporter for The Associated Press in Washington. He writes frequently about education, health and public policy for foundations, magazines and other organizations, and is the author of Internationalizing the Campus, a report published annually since 2003 by NAFSA: Association of International Educators that profiles the winners of The Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.
Connell has written articles, studies and white papers for The Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Lumina Foundation, The Annenberg Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts and other national foundations. He also wrote the book-length ï¿½Survivorï¿½s Guide for Presidential Nomineesï¿½ in 2000 for The Council for Excellence in Government and The Brookings Institutionï¿½s Presidential Appointee Initiative and a second edition in 2008. He has served as rapporteur for public policy conferences on topics from the preparing the next generation of principals to the future of the U.S. hospital industry to international efforts to help the poor avoid predatory lenders.
Mr. Connell is a former education and health policy reporter for
The Associated Press
in Washington. He also covered the White House during the presidency
of George H. W. Bush and served as assistant chief of the
AP Washington Bureau.
Mr. Connell is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and a graduate of Regis High School and Princeton University. He and his family live in Alexandria, Virginia.