Policy Experts

Ian Adams, Senior Fellow
Ian is responsible for coordinating R Street’s insurance research and outreach, as well as overseeing matters related to next generation transportation. He also tracks the disruptive impact of burgeoning technologies on law and regulation.
Edward Anselm, Senior Fellow
Senior fellow with R Street's tobacco harm reduction project and medical director of Emblem Health.
Don Brown, Senior Fellow
Senior fellow with the R Street Institute's Florida insurance project. He is a former state representative in the Florida House of Representatives.
Jonathan Coppage, Senior Fellow
Visiting senior fellow, focused on regulatory obstacles to the traditional, walkable development patterns that strengthen communities socially and fiscally.
Christian Cámara, Senior Fellow
Southeast region director, senior fellow and a co-founder of the institute. Christian previously was Florida director of the Heartland Institute’s Center on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate.
C. Jarrett Dieterle, Senior Fellow
Jarrett's research focuses on strengthening Congress and restoring its role as the First Branch in the U.S. system of separated powers. He also conducts research on regulatory reform, alcohol policy and commercial freedom issues.
Mike Godwin, Senior Fellow
Senior fellow and former director of innovation policy
Zach Graves, Senior Fellow
Zach oversees R Street's tech program, which engages on issues that include intellectual property, cybersecurity, surveillance, cryptocurrency, privacy, the sharing economy, transparency and open data.
Steven Greenhut, Senior Fellow
Steven is responsible for overseeing R Street's efforts in California, Oregon, Washington state, Nevada, Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii.
Devin Hartman, Senior Fellow
Electricity policy manager and senior fellow. He researches and promotes competitive electricity markets, efficient energy R&D and environmental policies, and sensible rate designs.
Anne Hobson, Senior Fellow
Anne specializes in free-market approaches to emerging technologies, including virtual reality, artificial intelligence, the internet of things and the sharing economy.
Kevin Kosar, Senior Fellow
Kevin oversees three separate research programs that aim, respectively, to strengthen Congress, modernize the U.S. Postal Service and rationalize federal and state alcoholic beverage policies.
Nathan Leamer, Senior Fellow
Nathan works with legislative and coalition partners to advance the institute’s policy agenda on questions of due process, particularly those related to technology, civil liberties and criminal justice.
R.J. Lehmann, Senior Fellow
Senior fellow, editor-in-chief and co-founder. R.J. is an award-winning business journalist who spent a decade covering the insurance, banking and securities industries.
Sasha Moss, Senior Fellow
Sasha handles the intellectual property, open data and digital free speech portfolios of R Street's technology policy program. She also assists the outreach team in coalition building and event coordination.
Andrew Moylan, Senior Fellow
Andrew oversees all of R Street's policy work and conducts his own research and writing, primarily on tax policy and sharing-economy issues.
Josiah Neeley, Senior Fellow
Josiah leads the institute’s work on legislation and issues affecting Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
Joel Nitzkin, Senior Fellow
Senior fellow with R Street's tobacco harm reduction project. Joel is a public health physician, board certified in preventive medicine, with a master’s degree in public health and a doctorate in public administration.
Alex J. Pollock, Senior Fellow
Alex provides thought and policy leadership on financial issues, broadly defined. These include understanding financial systems, cycles of booms and busts, financial crises, risk and uncertainty, central banking and the politics of finance.
Arthur Rizer, Senior Fellow
Justice policy director and senior fellow. He heads the institute’s agenda on a variety of issues related to crime, corrections and policing.
Catrina Rorke, Senior Fellow
Catrina leads the institute's energy program, which works to clarify a well-defined and limited role for government in infrastructure, wholesale and retail electricity, research and development, fuel choice and diversity, and climate adaptation and mitigation.
Lori Sanders, Senior Fellow
Lori oversees efforts to advance R Street's policy agenda on Capitol Hill by building relationships with congressional offices and creating coalitions with like-minded organizations.
Alan Smith, Senior Fellow
Midwest director, senior fellow and co-founder. Alan was previously Ohio director of the Heartland Institute.
Cameron Smith, Senior Fellow
Cameron oversees the institute's work on the state and local level and advises the organization on legal matters.
David Bahr, Policy Analyst
David works to connect R Street scholars with reporters, columnists, bloggers, editorial boards and television and radio producers. He also assists in R Street's editorial process and has written about harm-reduction issues for R Street.
Ben Carnes, Policy Analyst
Communications director and policy analyst. He previously was communications director both for the Office of Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and for Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz.
Caroline Kitchens, Policy Analyst
Caroline helps to manage R Street’s coalition efforts, as well as providing education and outreach to policymakers and their staff. She has written extensively about agriculture issues for R Street.

Associate Fellows

Scott Atherley, Associate Fellow
A Ph.D. candidate in political science at George Mason University, his research focuses on congressional oversight, bureaucratic decision-making and methods of quantifying the administrative state.
Ashley N. Baker, Associate Fellow
Associate fellow of the R Street Institute and is director of public policy at the Committee for Justice.
Richard B. Belzer, Associate Fellow
An independent consultant in regulation, risk, economics and information quality.
Douglas J. Besharov, Associate Fellow
The Norman and Florence Brody Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy
Ariel Cohen, Associate Fellow
The Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center Non-Resident Senior Fellow and as director of the Center for Energy, Natural Resources and Geopolitics at the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security.
Ernst Csiszar, Associate Fellow
Adjunct faculty member and special assistant to the dean for the Risk and Uncertainty Management Initiative at the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business and former South Carolina insurance director
Holly Fretwell, Associate Fellow
Research fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center and an adjunct instructor of economics at Montana State University
Neil Gilbert, Associate Fellow
The Milton and Gertrude Chernin Professor of Social Welfare and Social Services at the University of California at Berkeley
Andrew Hanson, Associate Fellow
Associate professor of economics at Marquette University and former staff economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers
Damon L. Jacobs, Associate Fellow
Licensed marriage and family therapist and HIV prevention specialist
Derek Khanna, Associate Fellow
Associate in the intellectual property litigation practice of Fenwick & West
Lynne Kiesling, Associate Fellow
Associate professor of instruction in the Northwestern University Department of Economics
Oren Litwin, Associate Fellow
Research analyst for the Middle East Forum.
Anthony J. Madonna, Associate Fellow
Associate professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Georgia
Ross Marchand, Associate Fellow
Second-year master's student in the Department of Economics at George Mason University. His current research interests include disability insurance reform and the role of state-level liability structure in abating environmental contamination.
Lawrence Mirel, Associate Fellow
Vice president and director of government affairs with Goldwater-Taplin and former insurance, securities and banking commissioner of the District of Columbia
Todd Myers, Associate Fellow
Director of the Washington Policy Center’s Center for the Environment
John Norquist, Associate Fellow
The John M DeGrove Fellow at Florida Atlantic University, adjunct professor at the DePaul University Real Estate Program and former mayor of Milwaukee, Wis.
Lars Powell, Associate Fellow
Director of the Alabama Center for Insurance Information and Research at the University of Alabama
Brad Rodu, Associate Fellow
Endowed chair in tobacco harm reduction research at the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center
Molly Schwartz, Associate Fellow
Member of the steering committee for the Congressional Data Coalition and a Fulbright scholar.
Bernard Sharfman, Associate Fellow
Adjunct professor of business law at the George Mason University School of Business
Vincent Smith, Associate Fellow
Professor of economics in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University
Sean Speer, Associate Fellow
Senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and a fellow at the University of Toronto School of Public Policy and Governance.
Steven Titch, Associate Fellow
Associate fellow focused on telecommunications, the Internet and information technology
Emily Zanotti, Associate Fellow
Columnist for the American Spectator. She has a law degree from Ave Maria School of Law with a focus in intellectual property and technology law.
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