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Jeff Cullen

Jeff Cullen
Jeff Cullen
Director, Governmental Affairs

Jeff Cullen serves as the Director of Governmental Affairs for APLU where he advocates for research funding and policy.

Prior to joining APLU, Jeff worked for the Georgia Institute of Technology as an associate director of federal relations. Before working in higher education, Jeff worked for worked for the British Consulate in Atlanta focusing on international scientific collaborations connecting experts in the United Kingdom with complementary ones in the southeastern United States. He began his career working on Capitol Hill within a personal office and the House Committee on Armed Services before landing in DARPA’s Office of Legislative Affairs.

Jeff holds a Master of International Relations from Troy University as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Auburn University.