Michael R. Wenger is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Sociology at The George Washington University, a senior consultant on race relations with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and a senior fellow at the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U).
From October, 1998 to August, 2014 Mr. Wenger served in a variety of policy-making positions at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the nation's pre-eminent research and public policy analysis institution focused on issues of race.
From September, 1997 to October, 1998, Mr. Wenger was Deputy Director for Outreach and Program Development for President Clinton's Initiative on Race. He was responsible for the development and implementation of programs designed to broaden public support for President Clinton's vision of One America in the 21st Century--a more just, inclusive and unified America that offers opportunity and fairness for all Americans.
From 1981 to 1997, Mr. Wenger represented the Governors of the 13 Appalachian states on policy matters related to the economic development work of the Appalachian Regional Commission.
His memoir, My Black Family, My White Privilege: A White Man’s Journey Through the Nation’s Racial Minefield, was published in 2012.