Tevi Troy is a best-selling presidential historian and former White House aide. From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Troy was the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service – the second in command and chief operating officer of the largest civilian department in the federal government. Before arriving at HHS, Dr. Troy served at the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President for domestic policy. Dr. Troy was also the White House Jewish Liaison, acting as President Bush’s main adviser on Jewish issues and the administration’s point person with the Jewish Community.
Dr. Troy is the author of four books, including the new Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump. His previous books were Intellectuals and the American Presidency; Shall We Wake the President? Two Centuries of Disaster Management from the Oval Office; and the best-seller What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House. He has also written over 250 published articles, for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Politico, Commentary, JTA, Tablet, The Forward, the Times of Israel, the Jerusalem Post, and other publications.
Dr. Troy’s many other affiliations include serving as a member of the Board of Fellows of the Jewish Policy Center and a board member of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights. Dr. Troy has his Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Texas and a B.S. from Cornell University.
Dr. Troy, an observant Jew, lives in Kemp Mill, Maryland with his wife, Kami, and four children. He is originally from Queens, New York.