Ted Kaufman

Visiting Professor of the Practice


Sen. Ted Kaufman represented Delaware in the United States Senate from Jan. 16, 2009 to Nov. 15, 2010, after which he became chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel on the TARP.

Kaufman has taught at Duke Law School since 1991; he also has taught in the Fuqua School of Business, and the Sanford School of Public Policy. From 1995 to 1999, Kaufman served as co-chair of the Law School's Center for the Study of Congress and he regularly teaches in the Duke in D.C. program.

Since 2011 he has written a Sunday Column in the News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware.

In 1995, Kaufman was appointed by both Presidents Clinton and Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a charter member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. This federal agency is the independent, autonomous, entity responsible for all U.S. government and government sponsored non-military international broadcasting – including Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia, Radio and TV Marti, and The Middle East Broadcasting Network.

He was with Sen. Joseph R. Biden's staff from 1973 through 1994, nineteen years as chief of staff. He held a senior position in all of Biden's federal campaigns.

He previously worked for the DuPont Company and American Standard Industrial Division in a variety of finance, technical, and marketing positions.

He has a BSME from Duke University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.