- Nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution
- Senior research director, White House Transition Project
- Fellow, Center for Presidential Transition at the Partnership for Public Service
- Secretary, Governance Institute
Areas Of Expertise
- The First Year
- The Presidency
Kathryn Dunn Tenpas is a nonresident senior fellow with Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, senior research director for the White House Transition Project, a fellow with the Center for Presidential Transition at the Partnership for Public Service, and secretary of the Governance Institute.
Tenpas is a scholar of the American presidency focusing on White House staffing, presidential transitions, and the intersection of politics and policy within the presidency (e.g., presidential reelection campaigns, trends in presidential travel, and polling). She has authored the book Presidents as Candidates: Inside the White House for the Presidential Campaign and published more than 50 articles, book chapters, and papers on these topics.
Tenpas earned her BA degree from Georgetown University and her MA and PhD degrees from the University of Virginia.