Adam Kissel

Adam Kissel is director of civic and higher education programs at The Philanthropy Roundtable. 

Adam has supported higher education through teaching, writing, research, philanthropy, government service, and defense of academic freedom and individual rights for professors and students. He supported civic literacy through programs of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, fundamental rights through the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and philanthropy through the Charles Koch Foundation, where funded projects included the $30 million in naming grants for George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School and the roughly $50 million in grants to The Catholic University of America to name the Busch School of Business and Ciocca Center for Entrepreneurship and to establish CUA's Institute for Human Ecology. As deputy assistant secretary for higher education programs at the U.S. Department of Education, he was responsible for more than $2 billion in annual spending and a roughly $2 billion loan portfolio. He is also a visiting scholar at American University.