James Alexander has been writing professionally for more than 30 years with several of those years as a political speechwriter including at the Cabinet level. After earning a B.A. in Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he worked as a by-lined newspaper reporter at The Charlotte Observer and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and also interned at The Washington Post. He later worked on Capitol Hill as a U.S. Congressional Fellow and as a Hill press secretary which included writing speeches and op-eds. As a ghostwriter, he penned dozens of op-eds for political figures with publications in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today and Newsday, among others.
Teaching style: James' style is interactive and engaging leaving room for discussion and questions. He treats each weekly lessons like a "mini-course" and reviews the previous week's material before starting with the next week's lesson. He is big on giving examples.