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American Progress Experts

David M. Abromowitz

Areas of expertise: Housing policy, financing, and preservation, community and economic development, urban redevelopment, disconnected youth and prison re-entry, Community Reinvestment Act

Farah Z. Ahmad

Areas of expertise: Race and ethnicity

Eric Alterman

Areas of expertise: Media business, journalism, U.S. foreign relations, U.S. history, politics, American Jewish politics

Kellan Baker

Areas of expertise: LGBT issues, health care, health disparities, health data collection

Michael Barr

Areas of expertise: Financial institutions, international finance, finance and development, jurisdiction and choice of law, transnational law

Donna Barry

Areas of expertise: Women's rights

Danielle Baussan

Areas of expertise: Energy and environmental policy, urban sustainability

Elizabeth Baylor

Areas of expertise: Higher education

Joel Berg

Areas of expertise: Poverty, food policy

David A. Bergeron

Areas of expertise: Education, higher education, student financial aid, teacher preparation, postsecondary access and success

Alan Bersin

Areas of expertise: Education

Ulrich Boser

Areas of expertise: Education, higher education, crime, criminal justice, investigative research and reporting

Melissa Boteach

Areas of expertise: Poverty

Heather Boushey

Areas of expertise: Budget and fiscal policy, demographics and census, economics, employment, labor, poverty, welfare, women and work

Catherine Brown

Areas of expertise: Early childhood education, human capital policy, federal K-12 education policy

Cynthia G. Brown

Areas of expertise: Education of low-income and minority students, standards-based education framework, federal education programs, state education agency operations, state education policy, federal civil rights enforcement in education, pre-school education

Maura Calsyn

Areas of expertise: Health care

Vanessa Cárdenas

Areas of expertise: Demographic change, Hispanic/Latino issues, immigration, ethnic media

Jim Carr

Areas of expertise: Housing policy

Alison Cassady

Areas of expertise: Energy and environmental policy, oil and gas drilling

Alan Cohen

Areas of expertise: Social Security, federal budget, public finance

Michael Conathan

Areas of expertise: Ocean policy

David M. Cutler

Areas of expertise: Economics, health care

Rudy deLeon

Areas of expertise: U.S. military strategy, defense budget, national security, Middle East, legislative/executive process and politics

Sabina Dewan

Areas of expertise: Economy, labor and work, poverty, women's rights

Greg Dotson

Areas of expertise: Energy and environmental policy, legislative process, congressional oversight

Laura E. Durso

Areas of expertise: LGBT homeless youth, health data collection, LGBT health

Sarah Edelman

Areas of expertise: Housing policy

Molly Elgin-Cossart

Areas of expertise: Foreign policy, international development, global conflict, United Nations

Zeke Emanuel

Areas of expertise: Health care

Jennifer Erickson

Areas of expertise: Banking and finance, business and industry, economics

Henry Fernandez

Areas of expertise: State and municipal policy, elections, civil rights, immigration

Joshua Field

Areas of expertise: Civil liberties, criminal law, the federal judiciary, the Supreme Court, voting rights

Marshall Fitz

Areas of expertise: Immigration policy, politics, and legislation, immigrant rights, due process, judicial review

Shawn Fremstad

Areas of expertise: Disability, economic security, employment, family policy, and poverty

Sam Fulwood III

Areas of expertise: Education, energy and environment, housing, immigration, media, race and ethnicity

Arkadi Gerney

Areas of expertise: Crime, gun policy, immigration, data innovation, data privacy

Daniella Gibbs Léger

Areas of expertise: Race, media, politics

Sarah Jane Glynn

Areas of expertise: Economics, employment, labor, women and work, workforce development, college and career readiness, business and industry

Mary Beth Goodman

Areas of expertise: Foreign policy, international economics and development policy, corruption, illicit finance, Africa, South Asia

Julia Gordon

Areas of expertise: Housing finance, foreclosure prevention, predatory lending, consumer financial protection, legal aid

Kate Gordon

Areas of expertise: Green jobs, clean and renewable energy, regional economic development, urban planning, workforce development, green manufacturing

Danielle Gray

Areas of expertise: Democracy, criminal justice, civil rights policy, and the judicial system

Sheila Greeve Davaney

Areas of expertise: Religion in the public sphere

Sharita Gruberg

Areas of expertise: LGBT immigration policy and politics, refugee and immigration law

Ken Gude

Areas of expertise: Geneva Conventions, Guantanamo, national security

John Halpin

Areas of expertise: Political theory, public opinion

Katie Hamm

Areas of expertise: Early childhood policy

Brian Harding

Areas of expertise: Asia Pacific regional security, Southeast Asia, Japan

Melanie Hart

Areas of expertise: China, Chinese energy and climate policy

Bracken Hendricks

Areas of expertise: Energy and environment, labor and work, progressive movement

Adam Hersh

Areas of expertise: Macroeconomics, China and other Asian economies, international economics, banking and finance, global poverty, globalization, IMF and World Bank, stock markets, trade

Hannah Hussey

Areas of expertise: LGBT issues

Michele L. Jawando

Areas of expertise: The Supreme Court and the judicial system, democracy and voting, civil rights, criminal justice and civil liberties, race and ethnicity, women's rights, religion

Jack Jenkins

Areas of expertise: Faith and religion

Brian Katulis

Areas of expertise: National security, Middle East politics, terrorism

Greg Kaufmann

Areas of expertise: Poverty

Cathleen Kelly

Areas of expertise: International climate policy, resilience policy

Jitinder Kohli

Areas of expertise: Business and industry, cities, housing, economy, Europe, government, immigration, race and civil rights

Lawrence J. Korb

Areas of expertise: Federal budget, military, national security

Hardin Lang

Areas of expertise: Middle East, political Islam, post-conflict stabilization and peacekeeping, United Nations

Melissa Lazarín

Areas of expertise: Federal K-12 education policy, high school reform, educational issues related to Latinos, English language learners, and immigrant students

Matt Lee-Ashley

Areas of expertise: Public lands, energy and environmental policy

David Madland

Areas of expertise: Economic policy, retirement, labor unions, employment, public opinion

Michael Madowitz

Areas of expertise: Budget and fiscal policy, public finance, macroeconomics, work and family issues, energy and environmental economics, transportation

Carmel Martin

Areas of expertise: Early childhood policy, economy, education, federal budget, higher education, poverty, progressive movement, religion and values, women’s rights

Sarah McBride

Areas of expertise: LGBT issues, workplace and public accommodations nondiscrimination protections

Tiffany D. Miller

Areas of expertise: Federal K-12 education programs and policy, education of low-income and minority students, education reform, teacher evaluation, youth development

Aisha C. Moodie-Mills

Areas of expertise: LGBT issues, relationship recognition and marriage equality, race and ethnicity

Jonathan D. Moreno

Areas of expertise: Bioethics, medical ethics, stem cell research, end of life ethics, science policy, neuroethics, bioterrorism

John Norris

Areas of expertise: Foreign policy, international development, global conflict, human rights, United Nations

Pete Ogden

Areas of expertise: International climate policy, foreign policy

Ann O'Leary

Areas of expertise: Employment, poverty, welfare, women's rights and health

Chelsea Parsons

Areas of expertise: Crime, gun policy

Mark A. Patterson

Areas of expertise: Domestic policy

John Prendergast

Areas of expertise: Human rights, central and eastern Africa

Bishop Gene Robinson

Areas of expertise: LGBT issues, religion

Tracey Ross

Areas of expertise: Urban poverty, place-based initiatives, homelessness, environmental justice

Vikram Singh

Areas of expertise: U.S. military strategy, national security, Southeast Asia, U.S.-Chinese relations, South Asia

Topher Spiro

Areas of expertise: Health care

Sally Steenland

Areas of expertise: Religion in the public sphere, religion and LGBT equality, women and religion, religion and science

Erik Stegman

Areas of expertise: Poverty, education, criminal justice, American Indian/Alaska Native issues, LGBT issues

Harry Stein

Areas of expertise: Federal budget, the appropriations process, tax policy, national security, tax reform

Neera Tanden

Areas of expertise: Health care, domestic policy

Ruy Teixeira

Areas of expertise: Public opinion, political demography

Nidhi Thakar

Areas of expertise: Public lands, energy and environment

Joe Valenti

Areas of expertise: Poverty, consumer finance, wealth, income inequality

Rebecca Vallas

Areas of expertise: Poverty, disability, Social Security, criminal justice and re-entry policy

Ariella Viehe

Areas of expertise: Post-conflict stabilization, Afghanistan, North Africa, and the Middle East

Karla Walter

Areas of expertise: Employment, labor

Christian E. Weller

Areas of expertise: Private pensions, social security, U.S. economy and the labor market, the Federal Reserve, international finance, consumer credit and finance

Michael Werz

Areas of expertise: Transatlantic foreign policy, including Turkey, climate migration, and national security, immigration and integration in Europe, anti-Americanism

Heidi Williamson

Areas of expertise: Women’s rights; reproductive health, rights, and justice; race and ethnicity

Philip E. Wolgin

Areas of expertise: Immigration, American history

Michela Zonta

Areas of expertise: Housing policy, affordable housing, ethnic-owned banks, mortgage lending, urban poverty and community development, residential segregation and fair housing, jobs-housing imbalance, race and ethnicity, social housing, neighborhood indicators