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Alan Atchison

Head of Communications

Alan Atchison is the Head of Communications at the Center for the Advanced Study of India. Previously, he served as CASI's Senior Publications Editor (2016-23) and Online Editor (2008-16). He is the lead editor of CASI's bi-weekly publication India in Transition (IiT), writes and disseminates CASI’s newsletter, maintains all content on CASI's website and social media, oversees the production of all major CASI publications, and serves on CASI's Media Strategy Committee.

Prior to CASI, Alan was a Prospect Manager at Penn Medicine's Office of Development & Alumni Relations. Hired shortly after the University overhauled its prospect management policies and procedures, he made various contributions to Penn Medicine’s pipeline reporting, while also training gift officers in various methods, strategies, and protocols. He also worked at Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine as a writer for the School’s magazine, Bellwether, and assisted in the successful completion of a major fundraising project toward a $1.5 million challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation. 

Alan earned a Masters of Liberal Arts from Penn in 2015 and a B.A. in Communications from Arcadia University in 2003.