John J. DiIulio, Jr. is director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.
DiIulio was a professor of politics and public affairs at Princeton University. He directed the Jeremiah Project as a senior fellow of the Manhattan Institute, assisting faith-based programs for inner-city youth and young adults. He served as senior counsel to Public/Private Ventures; and was a Douglas Dillon Nonresident Senior Fellow and Founding Director of the Brookings Institution's Center for Public Management. His research interests include public management, U.S. politics, faith-based social programs, criminal justice, and government reform.
DiIulio was the author, co-author, or editor of a dozen books, including Improving Government Performance: An Owner's Manual, Deregulating the Public Service: Can Government Be Improved?; Body Count: Moral Poverty...and How to Win America's War Against Crime and Drugs; American Government: Institutions and Policies; and Medicaid and Devolution.
He is winner of the David N. Kershaw Award of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management and the Leonard D. White Award of the American Political Science Association.
In addition to articles in scholarly journals, he has written numerous op-eds for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and other major newspapers and magazines. He is also a contributing editor of The Weekly Standard.
DiIulio is an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Sciences, earning a bachelor's degree in political science and in economics, and his master's degree in political science-public policy. He received his doctorate from Harvard University.