October 1, 2018
(Washington, DC) – McAllister & Quinn has promoted Dr. Jessica C. Gerrity to Vice President of the Higher Education Practice. In addition to overseeing several of the firm’s higher education clients, she will also help to develop and implement the practice’s strategic goals. Dr. Gerrity served as Managing Director for the firm prior to her promotion to Vice President.
“As we continue to grow, Jessica will help us to manage the firm’s higher education clients and sophisticate our grants services,” says John McAllister, who founded the firm in 2004 with Andy Quinn. “We see her as a key resource for our higher education practice given her experience managing hundreds of our client grant application submissions during her tenure here.”
Based in Washington, D.C. with 40 full-time employees, McAllister & Quinn is a comprehensive grants consulting firm that provides a full range of services to a diverse group of clients. The firm represents numerous private and public colleges and universities providing consulting in areas such as professional grant writing, foundations, public-private and international partnerships and institution-wide strategic projects. McAllister & Quinn has helped clients earn more than $200 million in competitive grant dollars over the past five years for student scholarships, faculty and student research, educational programs, and science equipment.
Dr. Gerrity brings to her role 20 years of experience. Before joining McAllister & Quinn in 2014, Dr. Gerrity was the Section Research Manager for the Congressional Research Service. Prior to that, she was Assistant Professor of Political Science at Washington College and served as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in the office of Senator Jack Reed (D-RI). Dr. Gerrity has received several competitive grants and fellowships, and her research is published in a number of scholarly journals and books. Her other roles include working as a Research Assistant at the Center on Congress at Indiana University and as a Senior Research Assistant at The Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.
Jessica teaches courses on public policy and American politics in Boston University’s Washington, DC, Internship Program and the University of Colorado’s CU in DC program. Jessica holds a Ph.D. in political science from Indiana University, an M.A. in sociology from George Mason University, and she received a B.A. in political science from the University of Rochester.