Contributors

Contributors

Alec Stapp

Alec Stapp is the director of technology policy at the Progressive Policy Institute. His work has been cited in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times and published in Politico, Salon, and National Review. He holds an MA in economics from George Mason University and a BSBA in economics from the University of…

Andrew J. Rotherham

Andrew J. Rotherham is a co-founder and partner at Bellwether Education Partners, a national nonprofit organization working to support educational innovation and improve educational outcomes for underserved students. Rotherham leads Bellwether’s policy analysis and thought leadership work. He is also a contributing editor to U.S. News & World Report and a senior editor at The…

Andrew Yarrow

Andrew L. Yarrow is a PPI Senior Fellow, journalist and author, and historian whose work has focused on issues relating to social and economic well-being, public finance, and contemporary U.S. culture. A former New York Times reporter, he has also worked for the Brookings Institution, the U.S. Department of Labor (where he was a political…

Bill Budinger

Bill Budinger is former chair and CEO of Rodel, Inc. and a PPI Trustee.

Brodi Fontenot

Brodi Fontenot is a senior policy fellow with the Progressive Policy Institute's Center for Funding America’s Future. Fontenot is CEO of Fontenot Strategic Consulting LLC and a recognized expert in public sector management, public sector process improvement, and using performance and budget data to improve agency processes for better results. Fontenot has over 17 years…

Caleb Watney

Caleb Watney is the director of innovation policy at PPI. His work focuses on the policy levers the US can use to increase long-term rates of innovation, including high-skill immigration, basic science funding, R&D incentives, and the development of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence. His commentary has been published in The Atlantic, Politico, the Wall Street Journal, Lawfare, and…

Colin Mortimer

Colin Mortimer is the Director of the Neoliberal Project at PPI, which seeks to develop a salient identity around the center-left values that have increasingly come under fire in this age of populism. As Director, the Neoliberal Project has developed a network of tens of thousands of individuals around the world advocating for issues such…

Dane Stangler

Dane Stangler joins PPI as Director of Policy Innovation. He is the Head of Policy for Startup Genome, a global leader in ecosystem research and evidence-based policy making which uses a holistic model to assess and grow the economic success of startup ecosystems around the world. Formerly the Vice President for Research and Policy at…

Danny Morris

Danny Morris is a research associate for the Center for Climate and Electricity Policy at Resources for the Future. The views expressed here are his own.

David Stoesz

Dorian Friedman

Dorian Friedman is an independent writer and editor whose career has bridged journalism, nonprofit communications and public policy on a broad range of social issues. A former reporter with U.S. News & World Report, she also served as a policy editor for The American Prospect magazine and, most recently, philanthropy editor for The Washington Monthly.…

Ed Gerwin

Ed Gerwin is a senior fellow for trade and global opportunity at the Progressive Policy Institute. He is also president of Trade Guru LLC. At PPI Gerwin runs a trade policy program that focuses on how U.S. engagement in the global economy can support greater and more inclusive economic growth and good jobs for more…

Emily Langhorne

Emily Langhorne is Associate Director of the Progressive Policy Institutes's Reinventing America's School Project. A graduate of James Madison University, Emily earned a Master of Education from the George Washington University and a Master of Philosophy in Literature from Trinity College Dublin. Emily previously worked for Fairfax County Public Schools, teaching high school English and…

Eric Schnurer

Gerald Warburg

Warburg teaches courses at the Batten School on Congress, U.S. foreign policy and advocacy strategies. He is the lead faculty member in the Batten School massive open online course (MOOC) “Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century”. His research interests include the study of best practices by non-governmental organizations and the evolution of U.S. nuclear…

Hal Singer

Hal J. Singer, Ph.D. is a Principal at Economists Incorporated and a Senior Fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute.

Harry Holzer

Harry J. Holzer is a professor of public policy at Georgetown University and served as chief economist for the U.S. Department of Labor in the Clinton administration.

Ira Harkavy

Ira Harkavy is the associate vice president and director of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jacob Alfarah

Jacob Alfarah is a Spring 2018 intern at PPI. Jacob is originally from Orland Park, IL, a southwest suburb of Chicago. He attends school in central Massachusetts at the College of the Holy Cross. At Holy Cross, he is majoring in English with a Middle Eastern Policy Minor. Previously, he interned for the Brad Schneider…

James Conca

Dr. James Conca is director of the WSCF radiological labs operated by RJ Lee Group at the Hanford Site in Washington State, under the Mission Support Alliance. Previously, he was director of the NMSU Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center. He came to NMSU from Los Alamos National Laboratory where he was Project Leader for…

James Morin

James Morin is an attorney in the infrastructure and project finance group at Hogan Lovells. He served for eight years as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, including tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, and is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Georgetown University Law Center. The views expressed herein…

James Paul Gee

James Paul Gee is the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University. He is a member of the National Academy of Education.

Jared Polis

Rep. Jared Polis represents Colorado’s Second Congressional District and is a member of the House Education and Labor Committee. He is a former chairman of the Colorado State Board of Education who founded and served as the superintendent of charter schools serving at-risk student populations.

Jason Scorse

Jason Scorse received his Ph.D. in Agricultural & Resource Economics from UC-Berkeley in 2005. He is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the International Environmental Policy (IEP) Program at the Monterey Institute (A graduate school of Middlebury College). Dr. Scorse has consulted for numerous environmental organizations, including the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra…

Jeff Bloodworth

Jeff Bloodworth is an assistant professor of history at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Davis

Jennifer Davis is the president and CEO of the National Center on Time & Learning.

Jeremy Rosner

Jeremy D. Rosner is Executive Vice President of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, a Democratic polling firm in Washington, D.C. He served as senior staff on the Clinton National Security Council, and earlier was Vice President at the Progressive Policy Institute.

Jessica Milano

Joe Rice

Joe Rice is a Colonel in the US Army Reserve and has served four tours in Iraq. The views reflected are his own.

Joel Ableidinger

JOE ABLEIDINGER is a consultant with Public Impact. His work focuses on a variety of education policy issues, including emerging technologies in education, human capital management, and charter schools. Before joining Public Impact, Mr. Ableidinger taught high school English with the Fulbright Program in Korea and started a family resource center at an underperforming elementary…

Jordan Michael Smith

Jordan Michael Smith is writing a book on U.S.-Israeli relations. He’s written for The Atlantic, The Boston Globe and Foreign Policy.

Jordan Tama

Jordan Tama is an assistant professor at American University’s School of International Service and a fellow at the Truman National Security Project.

Joseph Aldy

Joseph Cirincione

Joseph Cirincione is the president of Ploughshares Fund and the author of Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons.

Joseph V. Gulfo

Joseph V. Gulfo, MD, MBA, a senior fellow with the Progressive Policy Institute, is the author of The Care Quotient: Transforming Business Through People (September 2016) and Innovation Breakdown: How the FDA and Wall Street Cripple Medical Advances (June 2014). He is Executive Director of the Lewis Center for Healthcare Innovation and Technology at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) where he is…

Joy Hakim

Joy Hakim, author of A History of US, published by Oxford University Press, and of The Story of Science, copublished by the Smithsonian and the National Science Teachers Association Press. Freedom: A History of US, a 16-part PBS special, was based on her writings.

Judith Wright

Dr. Judith Wright is a geologist, earth-systems scientist, entrepreneur, and eco-philosopher. She became a staff scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory before becoming President of UFA Ventures, Incorporated, an environmental remediation and characterization company. Wright received a PhD in geochemistry from the University of Oregon and a BS in geology from CalState Northridge with…

Ken Orski

C. Kenneth Orski is a public policy consultant and former principal of the Urban Mobility Corporation. He has worked professionally in the field of transportation for over 30 years, in both the public and private sector. He is editor and publisher of Innovation NewsBriefs, now in its 21st year of publication.

Kenneth Propp

Kenneth Propp teaches European Union law at Georgetown University Law Center and is a consultant and writer on transatlantic digital policy

Kevin Makinson

Kevin Makinson is a Ph.D. Candidate at Oregon State University in radiation health physics. His research focuses on developing new methods for severe acci-dent risk communication to senior operations staff in nuclear power plants.

Kim Stone

Kim Stone is the president of the Civil Justice Association of California, a former state and federal prosecutor and an advisory board member for PPI's Center for Civil Justice.

Kirsten Taylor

After practicing law in New York City for five years, Kirsten J. Taylor recently returned to the field of education. She has previously worked for the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources and for the Boston Plan for Excellence.

Kris Ahn

Kyle Bailey

Kyle Bailey is the former chief operating officer and interim executive director of the National Stonewall Democrats. He is chair of the Young Democrats of America LGBT Caucus and a participant in the 2010 New Leaders Council Institute-Atlanta.

Laura Sonn

Laura Sonn taught sixth-grade math at MS 821 in Brooklyn, N.Y. through the Teach for America program. She earned an M.S. in Teaching from Pace University and a B.A. in Economics and Theology from the University of Notre Dame.

Marc Goldwein

Marc Goldwein is the policy director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and served as associate director of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

Mark Ribbing

Mark Ribbing was the director of policy development at the Progressive Policy Institute from 2007 to 2009. He is currently serving as a special assistant to the Secretary of the Navy.

Marta Barrotta

Martha Wright

Martha Wright is currently a Senior Analyst with the Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts. As a fund development specialist for the judicial branch, she was responsible for creating the California JusticeCorps Program in partnership with Los Angeles Superior Court and she now serves as one of its statewide directors. Prior to…

Matt Armstrong

Matt Armstrong is an advisor and consultant on public diplomacy and strategic communication to the Departments of Defense and State, Congress, NATO and others. He is a principal with Armstrong Strategic Insights Group, LLC, and publishes the blog www.MountainRunner.us.

Matthew Dahl

Matt Dahl is a judicial clerk in Virginia and writes about national security law on his blog. The views expressed here are his own.

Michael Chase

Michael S. Chase is an associate professor in the Strategy and Policy Department at the U.S. Naval War College and a fellow with the Truman National Security Project. The views expressed here are his own.

Michael Conneran

Michael N. Conneran is a partner is the San Francisco law firm Hanson Bridgett LLP. He specializes in the representation of public agencies in a variety of matters involving real estate, transportation, and environmental law.

Michael Levine

Michael Levine is the founding director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, an action research and innovation hub devoted to harnessing the potential of digital media to advance young children's learning and healthy development.

Michael M Lieberman

Michael M. Lieberman is an international attorney in Washington D.C. and a fellow at the Truman National Security Project.

Michael Moschella

Michael Moschella is Truman National Security Project’s Political Director.

Michael Quigley

Michael Quigley is the Director of PPI's European Office based in Brussels. He joined PPI in fall 2016 to further strengthen PPI’s footprint in Europe and build on the growing engagement with policymakers and stakeholders in Europe. Prior to joining PPI, Mr. Quigley spent more than 10 years working in public affairs advising companies in…

Michelle Di Ionno

Michelle Di Ionno is an Economist at the Progressive Policy Institute. At PPI, she works on a wide range of economic issues, such as corporate investment within the U.S and app economies in emerging markets. Prior to joining PPI, Michelle worked as a Quantitative Reasoning Fellow in the economics department of Hunter College in New…

Michelle Kobler

Michelle Kobler is an immigration clinic student-attorney and a law student in her final year at The George Washington University Law School. Prior to attending law school, Kobler was the Washington Program outreach manager and special advisor to the president at Third Way.

Mike Derham

Mike Derham is chair of PPI's Innovative Economy Project.

Mike Signer

Mike Signer is a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute.

Nathan Richardson

Nathan Richardson is a visiting scholar at Resources for the Future. The views expressed here are his own.

Noah Kroloff

Noah Kroloff is a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Mr. Kroloff is also a Principal and Co-Founder of GSIS. He supports clients on a broad range of matters including homeland and national security policy, crisis and consequence management, government relations and market entrance. Prior to founding GSIS, Mr. Kroloff spent nearly two decades…

Noah Shachtman

Noah Shachtman is a contributing editor at Wired magazine, and the editor of its award-winning national security blog, "Danger Room."

Norman Anderson

Norman Anderson is the president and CEO of CG/LA Infrastructure.

Olivia Blom

Olivia Blom is a spring 2018 editorial intern at PPI. She is currently a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studies Political Science and concentrate in American Politics.

Paul Bledsoe

Paul Bledsoe is a Strategic Adviser for PPI. Paul Bledsoe is President of Bledsoe & Associates, LLC, a strategic public policy firm specializing in tax policy, energy, natural resources and climate change, among other issues. Paul is also senior strategist for the American Energy Innovation Council, a group of 10 CEOs including Bill Gates. Paul…

Paul Hofheinz

Paul Hofeinz is the president and co-founder of The Lisbon Council asbl

Peter Beck

Peter M. Beck is a POSCO Fellow at the East-West Center and a Hitachi Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Peter Groff

Peter Groff is a Senior Fellow of Urban Affairs at the Progressive Policy Institute. The Honorable Peter C. Groff is the Principal and Chief Strategist at MCG2 Consulting, LLC. and is a noted public policy innovator, national policy and political analyst and leadership lecturer. Peter has held senior level positions at all three levels of…

Peter Skerry

Peter Skerry teaches political science at Boston College and is a non-resident sen-ior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Phil Goldberg

Phil Goldberg, the director of PPI's Center for Civil Justice, is a partner at Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP. As a public policy attorney, Goldberg has more than two decades of experience with liability-related public policies and public affairs. From 1993 through 2000, he worked for Democratic Members of Congress, including Rep. Steve Rothman (NJ),…

Pirooz Hamvatan

Pirooz Hamvatan is the pseudonym for a Washington, D.C.-based analyst focusing on Iranian domestic and security issues.

Rachel Kleinfeld

Rachel Kleinfeld is the CEO of the Truman National Security Project.

Richard Bennett

Richard Bennett is a research fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, specializing in broadband networking and Internet policy. He has a 30-year background in network engineering and standards.

Richard Morris

Richard Morris is an experienced financial services executive. In addition to an extensive career in banking, he was Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Fannie Mae from July 2006 until May 2011.

Rita Hodges

Rita Axelroth Hodges is the assistant director of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania.

Rob Diamond

Robert Diamond is a senior vice president at Realty Capital International LLC, a global real estate investment banking and advisory firm. He is a national security fellow with the Truman National Security Project, and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, rising to the rank of lieutenant.

Robert Atkinson

Dr. Robert D. Atkinson is the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, and the author of The Past and Future of America’s Economy: Long Waves of Innovation That Power Cycles of Growth (Edward Elgar, 2005).

Robert J. Shapiro

Robert J. Shapiro is the chairman of Sonecon, LLC.

Robert Lerman

Robert I. Lerman is a professor of economics at American University and Institute Fellow at Urban Institute. He has published widely on economic and social policy issues, including the potential for expanding apprenticeship in the U.S. and the interactions between family structure and labor market outcomes.

Robert Litan

Robert Litan is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Brookings, a Special Consultant at Economists Incorporated, and a regular contributor to the Wall Street Jour-nal’s “Think Tank” blog.

Robert Stavins

Robert N. Stavins is the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government at Harvard University, the director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, and chairman of the Environment and Natural Resources Faculty Group.

Roger Feldman

Roger Feldman is a professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, at the University of Minnesota.

Ryan Hodum

Ryan Hodum is the manager of projects and business development at David Gardiner & Associates LLC and a strategy consultant expert in clean energy policy. He works with businesses and non-profits to develop and manage national campaigns on commercial energy efficiency.

Sally Painter

Sally A. Painter is Chief Operating Officer at Blue Star Strategies, LLC

Sarah Granger

Sarah Granger is a fellow at the Truman National Security Project. She is an editor and contributor to four books on computer security and the founder of PublicEdge, which advises progressive organizations on new media.

Sarah O’Byrne

Dr. Sarah O’Byrne is Program Coordinator at the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Scott Andes

Scott M. Andes is a research analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

Scott Thomasson

Scott Thomasson is the economic and domestic policy director for the Progressive Policy Institute. Follow @st_ppi

Scott Winship

Scott Winship is research manager of the Pew Economic Mobility Project and a recent graduate of Harvard's doctoral program in social policy. The views he expresses do not represent those of Pew.

Sean Brooks

Sean Brooks is a policy analyst at the Save Darfur Coalition. He recently returned from a month-long trip to Sudan.

Shadi Hamid

Shadi Hamid is the deputy director of the Brookings Doha Center and a fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution.

Shannon Leon

Shannon Leon is a fiscal policy analyst for the Progressive Policy Institute.

Simone Smith

Sophia Mietus

Sophia Mietus is a 2017 Public Affairs summer intern for PPI. Sophia grew up in the Montgomery County area of Maryland and is currently a double-degree student at UMD in College Park.

Stephen Ezell

Stephen Ezell is a senior analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

Steve Norton

Steve Norton is communications director at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and a former journalist and speechwriter.

Steve Tidrick

Steve Tidrick is a senior policy fellow with the Progressive Policy Institute's Center for Funding America’s Future. Tidrick is managing partner of Tidrick Law Firm. Before founding The Tidrick Law Firm, Mr. Tidrick was a partner with Girard Gibbs LLP, a national litigation firm practicing in the areas of class actions and complex business litigation.…

Steven Nyce

Steven A. Nyce is the director of Towers Watson’s Corporate Research and Innovation (CRI) group in Arlington, Virginia.

Susan Ariel Aaronson

Susan Ariel Aaronson is Research Professor at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and the former Minerva Chair at the National War College.

Taylor Miller-Freutel

Taylor Miller Freutel is the Education Project Manager for the Progressive Policy Institute. Taylor’s passion for education reform began when her father was the president of her school board during high school; education is an important part of her family. Her work for Barack Obama’s 2012 Presidential Campaign, and later her experiences on Capitol Hill,…

Thurbert Baker

Attorney General Thurbert Baker co-leads Dentons’ US State Attorney General practice and serves on the firm’s US Board. He served as the attorney general for the State of Georgia for 13 years under three different governors. He has been consistently selected as one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend Magazine. In 2009…

Tom Eland

Tom Eland is a researcher with Americans for Campaign Reform, a bipartisan group chaired by former Senators Bill Bradley, Bob Kerrey, Warren Rudman, and Al Simpson. He is a 2010 graduate in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Worcester College, Oxford.

Tom Lee

Tom Lee is a project director for the Sunlight Foundation. The views expressed here are his own.

Tom Stebbins

Tom was developing multi-million dollar wind energy projects in the Northeast United States when he learned firsthand how New York’s legal environment stifles economic development. Tom was attempting to hire a local construction crew in Western New York, but the insurance costs were too high, pushing him and his company, Horizon Wind Energy, to develop…

Tressa Pankovits

Tressa Pankovits is the Associate Director of Reinventing America’s Schools, which researches innovations needed to create a 21st century model for public education that is geared to the knowledge economy. A lawyer with more than 10 years of experience in domestic and international education policy, management, and operations, Tressa is a national thought leader and…

Vello Kuuskraa

Vello Kuuskraa is the president of Advanced Resources International, Inc.

Walter Dellinger

Walter Dellinger is a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP and is the Douglas Maggs Professor of Law at Duke University. He served as assistant attorney general, 1993-1996, and as acting solicitor general of the United States, 1996-1997.

Will Marshall

Will Marshall is president and founder of the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI), a catalyst for political change and policy innovation with offices in Washington, D.C. and Brussels. Its mission is to craft new ideas for advancing the enduring values of liberal democracy.  Founded in 1989, PPI started as the intellectual birthplace of the New Democrat…

William Galston

William A. Galston holds the Ezra Zilkha Chair in the Brookings Institution's Governance Studies Program, where he serves as a senior fellow.