Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill

Director, Campus Free Expression Project
The Bipartisan Policy Center

Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill is director of the BPC Campus Free Expression Project. She works with senior college leaders to provide consultative assistance and expertise in approaches that will support a campus culture that is diverse, inclusive, and open to robust intellectual exchange. In this work, she convenes closed and public events, and engages lawmakers to help them better understand that colleges and universities, not government, are the best stewards of campus free expression.

Prior to joining BPC, Merrill was the executive director of the Fund for Academic Renewal, a program of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. She served on the faculties of St. John’s College (Annapolis) and the College of William & Mary, and taught at Duke University, the University of Calgary, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and in the college program at Maryland’s only prison for women.

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