Courtney Cullison, PhD

Courtney Cullison joined Impact Tulsa as the Director of Policy in November of 2022 having worked in nonprofits and higher education for over 15 years. She holds a PhD from the University of Oklahoma where she was a graduate fellow at the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center. While researching her dissertation, Courtney was a Congressional Fellow with the American Political Science Association. 

Courtney most recently served as the Program Director at Healthy Minds Policy Initiative, where she served as coordinator of the mental health fellowship program and provided project management and organizational development for the office. She previously worked as a policy analyst at Oklahoma Policy Institute focusing on economic inequality and opportunity. Prior to her nonprofit career, Courtney held positions as a congressional staffer and a political science professor.

Courtney is a native Oklahoman and cares deeply about the future of her state. She is an active member of the Junior League of Tulsa and an avid reader!