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Pope "Mac" McCorkle III, Associate Professor of the Practice of Public Policy and Director of Graduate Studies, Master of Public Policy Program  

Office Location: 180 Rubenstein Hall
Office Phone: (919) 613-4390
Duke Box: 90584
Email Address: mac.mccorkle@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

  • American Government and Politics
    • Political Analysis, Philosophy and Theory
    • Political Participation
  • Leadership, Ethics, and Public Service

JD, Duke University, 1984
BA, Princeton University, Magna cum Laude, 1977

Teaching (Fall 2015):

  • Pubpol 807d.001, Master's project i Synopsis
    Sanford 04, Tu 01:25 PM-03:00 PM
  • Pubpol 814.01, Politics policy process Synopsis
    Sanford 05, W 03:05 PM-04:20 PM; Sanford 05, F 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Pope “Mac” McCorkle has served as an issues consultant to political candidates, state governments, and various organizations for the last two decades. Since starting McCorkle Policy Consulting in 1994, he has worked for state and federal candidates in North Carolina as well as 28 other states.

McCorkle has published a number of articles on politics and public policy in academic journals and such magazines as Columbia Journalism Review, Commonweal, and Society. He graduated from Princeton magna cum laude in history (1977) and Duke Law School with honors (1984), clerked on United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1984-85), and practiced law for a number of years in Raleigh with the firm founded by former Duke President Terry Sanford.