Charles A. “Chuck” Donovan

Charles A. “Chuck” Donovan is the President of the Charlotte Lozier Institute. He served as Legislative Director of the National Right to Life Committee more than three decades ago, worked as a writer for President Reagan, helped to lead the Family Research Council for nearly two decades and most recently has been Senior Research Fellow in Religion and Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation.

Chuck has played key roles in the development of public policy regarding public financing of abortion, compassionate alternatives to abortion, the child tax credit ,marriage penalty relief, and rights of conscience.

Donovan is the author or co-author of books and monographs on family topics. Appearances on national radio and television include CNN’s Inside Politics and ABC’s Nightline as well as programs on FOX, BBC, NPR, EWTNand CBN. His articles and commentaries, both under his own name and those of public figures, have been published in newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Cincinnati Enquirer, San Diego Union and National Catholic Register, and in magazines such as Reader’s Digest, The Weekly Standard, American Legion Magazine, World Magazine, American Library Journal, Crisis, and Focus on the Family’s Citizen.

A native of Louisville, Ky., Donovan grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in English at the University of Notre Dame.

He and his wife, Meg, reside in Virginia. They have two daughters and two sons.


Michael J. New, Ph.D.

Dr. Michael New is currently an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, as well as an Adjunct Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute.  Additionally, he is a Fellow with the Witherspoon Institute, Princeton, New Jersey.  Dr.  New has both a Ph.D. in Political Science and a Masters Degree in Statistics from Stanford University.  He has served as a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard-MIT data center and a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.  Dr. New has also authored nine articles that have appeared in various peer-reviewed journals, three of which have examined the impact of state-level abortion legislation.  His other research interests include limitations on government, tax revolts, welfare reform, and campaign finance reform.






Nora Sullivan

Nora Sullivan is a Research Assistant with the Charlotte Lozier Institute.  In this role she engages in various tasks of information and data collection, with a focus on public policy, health care, and legal issues.  A native of the Bronx, New York, Nora graduated from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio in 2010.  While at Franciscan, she majored in Humanities and Philosophy.  Active in the pro-life movement since high school when she began volunteering at a local pregnancy care center, she continued her involvement in college where she joined the university chapter of Students for Life.  She previously worked as a development assistant at Americans United for Life before joining the Institute.