Published on: June 3rd, 2021

Madison Fellow Profile: Andrew Abramczyk

James Madison Fellow Andrew Abramczyk is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Commonwealth Foundation, a think tank focused on public policy located in Pennsylvania.  Andrew is a graduate of Michigan State University and the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. 

Andrew has enjoyed being a part of Hillsdale In DC’s James Madison Fellowship (JMF), especially learning about the historical roots of our present policy questions . When asked how JMF might help him professionally Andrew said, 

“It is easy for policy professionals to lose sight of the first principles and ultimate goals for which they are purportedly working.  The fellowship offers an opportunity to step back for an evening and consider our daily work in the largest possible context: the history of our republic and the West as a whole.” 

Of the faculty and instruction in the JMF seminars, Andrew said that Hillsdale faculty are devoted first and foremost to teaching.  Andrew has also enjoyed getting to know the other fellows in the program and experiencing how people in varying fields observe the political questions of the day.  

Andrew also shared that he believes “food and beverage assist good conversation,” and that the JMF program gets “top marks in this area.”

About Hillsdale in D.C.

Hillsdale in D.C. is an extension of the teaching mission of Hillsdale College to Washington, D.C. Its purpose is to teach the Constitution and the principles that give it meaning. Through the study of original source documents from American history—and of older books that formed the education of America’s founders—it seeks to inspire students, teachers, citizens, and policymakers to return the America’s principles to their central place in the political life of the nation.

About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is an independent liberal arts college located in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the College has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 5.7 million. For more information, visit