Kelly Hanlon is Contributing Editor of Public Discourse and Director of Operations at the Witherspoon Institute.
Over the past fifteen years, Kelly Hanlon has directed programming and operations for non-profits and for-profits in industries as diverse as education, economics and finance, music, community organizations, and the environment. At the University of Louisville, Hanlon earned her undergraduate degree in politics and psychology as a McConnell Scholar before pursuing graduate work in economics at the University of Delaware where she wrote extensively about fiscal and monetary policy in the aftermath of the Great Depression.
She currently serves on the steering committee for the Center for Statesmanship, Law, and Liberty at the Rochester Institute of Technology and as President of the Greater Philadelphia Alumni Association for the University of Louisville. Previously, she served on the boards of the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University and the Brandywine YMCA in Delaware.