Expert Profile

Michael G. Caudell-Feagan

Vice President, Programs, Government Performance
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Michael Caudell-Feagan is vice president of programs, managing a portfolio of advocacy campaigns and policy initiatives.

As head of government performance programs, Caudell-Feagan guides Pew’s work to drive advances in states.  His responsibilities include oversight of the development of campaign and communication strategies, implementation of technical assistance programs, and design of research agendas.

Caudell-Feagan has had a long career in public interest advocacy and philanthropy, with extensive experience in state campaigns, programs, and operations. Before joining Pew, Caudell-Feagan served as a philanthropic strategist for 15 years, designing and directing funding of policy campaigns and voter engagement programs. He has provided management and consulting services to private and family foundations, including the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Ford Foundation, Frances Fund, JEHT Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Proteus Fund, Solidago Foundation, and Stern Family Fund. Prior to entering the field of philanthropy, he was the founder and executive director of Equal Justice Works, which collaborates with the nation’s leading law schools, law firms, corporate legal departments, and nonprofit organizations to ensure a sustainable pipeline of talented and trained lawyers involved in public service, and a federal and state lobbyist for public interest research groups.

Caudell-Feagan holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Hamilton College and a law degree from George Washington University’s National Law Center. 

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Reports & Publications

August 24, 2011

States and the New Federal Home Visiting Initiative: An Assessment from the Starting Line

States making investments in voluntary home visiting programs too rarely use evidence of effectiveness to inform their policy decisions, according to a new report by the Pew Center on the States’ Home Visiting Campaign.

May 23, 2011

The State of Children’s Dental Health: Making Coverage Matter

The Pew Children’s Dental Campaign works with states to improve access to care and reach more children with proven forms of prevention.

April 12, 2011

State of Recidivism: The Revolving Door of America's Prisons

State of Recidivism: The Revolving Door of America’s Prisons, a new report by the Pew Center on the States, finds that despite massive increases in state spending on prisons, America’s national recidivism rate is stubbornly high, with more than four in 10 offenders returned to state prison within three years of their release.

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December 9, 2008

Election Day Went Smoothly but Trouble Spots Remain, Survey Shows

The Pew Center on the States and the JEHT Foundation commit $8 million in 2009 to modernize the election system.

November 10, 2008

Election Reform Can't Wait

The National Journal reports on the nation's voting problems, quoting Michael Caudell-Feagan, director of the Pew Center on the States' Making Voting Work.

October 16, 2008

Pew Study Finds State Elections Web Sites Have Significant Room for Improvement

State election Web sites are often too difficult for voters to find and use to answer questions such as whether they are registered to vote, where to vote and what will be on the ballot, according to a study released today by the Pew Center on the States.

September 17, 2008

Groups Aim To Ease Overseas Voting For Americans

An article from NPR's Morning Edition about overseas voting.

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