The Honorable Carlos E. Díaz-Rosillo, PhD, is Senior Deputy Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In this capacity he serves as the agency’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), directly responsible for oversight of program development, policy formulation and implementation, budget and resource management, strategic planning, and effective internal controls. He currently also serves as the agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, Chief Accountability Officer, Chief Sustainability Officer, and Chief Financial Officer.
From January 2017 to June 2018, Dr. Díaz-Rosillo worked in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Policy and Interagency Coordination. Most of his work focused on the implementation of national security policy. In addition, he worked at the intersection of policy and strategic communications and served as a spokesman for the President in more than 100 media appearances, most of them on Spanish-language television. During the presidential transition, he served as Executive Authority Adviser, Deputy Director of Policy Implementation, and White House Lead.
Before joining the Administration, Dr. Díaz-Rosillo was a member of the faculty of Government at Harvard, where he taught popular courses on American politics and the American presidency, and also served as an Assistant Dean of Harvard College. His areas of expertise include presidential power, policymaking and policy implementation, and national security policy.
Dr. Díaz-Rosillo holds dual undergraduate degrees, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kapa, in civil engineering (BSCE) and international relations and Spanish literature (BA) from Tufts University, Master’s degrees in public policy (MPP) and government (AM) from Harvard, and a PhD in government from Harvard.