John J. DiIulio Jr.
John J. DiIulio, Jr. is the Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society at the University of Pennsylvania and has served as Founding Faculty Director of Penn’s Robert A. Fox Leadership Program; Fox Leadership International (FLI); Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society (PRRUCS); and Partnership for Effective Public Administration and Leadership Ethics (PEPALE). He taught previously at Princeton University and Harvard University. An award-winning political science scholar and popular teacher, he has served as a senior fellow and directed research centers at several think tanks, including the Brookings Institution and the Manhattan Institute.
A member of several government reform commissions, he served as the founding director of the White House Office of Faith-Based Initiatives under President George W. Bush. He helped reconstitute that office under President Barack Obama. Dr. DiIulio is the author, c-author, or editor of more than a dozen books, including a leading textbook, American Government, 16th edition (Cengage, 2019); Bring Back the Bureaucrats (Templeton, 2014); and Godly Republic: A Centrist Blueprint for America’s Faith-Based Future (University of California Press, 2007). In 2016, he launched a five-year research and service initiative on eldercare in China. He is a Roman Catholic in the Jesuit tradition.