Non-Affiliated Experts

Individuals not affiliated with ITIF who have participated in ITIF events or co-authored an ITIF publication.

Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson
United States Congress
(OH-6)

Born and raised on family farms, Congressman Bill Johnson learned early the values of hard work, honesty, and sacrifice. Those values have stayed with Johnson throughout his life and have made him the leader he is today. Read more »

Doris Matsui

Doris Matsui
United States Congress
(CA-6)

Congresswoman Doris Matsui has represented the city of Sacramento and its surrounding areas since 2005.  She is committed to strengthening Sacramento’s flood protection, ensuring quality, affordable health care for all, promoting a clean energy economy, and creating a vibrant region where families can live, work, and play. Read more »

Richard Bennett

Richard Bennett
Visiting Fellow
American Enterprise Institute
Richard Bennett  has a 30 year background in network engineering and standards. He was vice-chair of the IEEE 802.3 task group that devised the original Ethernet over Twisted Pair standard, and has contributed to Wi-Fi standards for fifteen years. He was active in OSI, the instigator of RFC 1001, and founder, along with Bob Metcalfe, of the Open Token Foundation, the first network industry alliance to operate an interoperability lab.

Hal Salzman

Hal Salzman
Professor
Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

Hal Salzman is a sociologist and Professor at the E.J Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the J.J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University.  His research focuses on globalization of science and engineering, S&E workforce education and development, workplace restructuring, skill requirements, and technology. He has conducted a number of studies of the IT industry, on both software design and work practices and on science and engineering work force issues. His research has been funded by the Alfred P. Read more »

Jonathan Rothwell

Jonathan Rothwell
Associate Fellow
Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution

Jonathan Rothwell is an associate fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, where he has worked since 2009. His research covers a variety of topics on the sources of regional and national economic growth and prosperity with a focus on human capital and innovation. He has written Brookings reports on the labor market for education and skills, the economic consequences of patents and science and technical knowledge, the cleantech industry, and how land regulations create income segregation and unequal access to high-performing public schools. Read more »

Ron Hira

Ron Hira
Associate Professor and Acting Chair
Department of Public Policy, Rochester Institute of Technology

Dr. Ron Hira is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Policy at Rochester Institute of Technology where he specializes in policy issues on technological innovation, offshoring, high-skill immigration, and the American engineering workforce. Ron is also a Research Associate with the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC.
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Kevin Finneran

Kevin Finneran
Editor-in-Chief
Issues in Science and Technology

Kevin Finneran is director of the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPUP) at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington, DC, and editor-in-chief of Issues in Science and Technology, a quarterly policy magazine published jointly by the National Academies, Arizona State University, and the University of Texas at Dallas. Read more »

Sanal Mazvancheryl

Sanal Mazvancheryl
Assistant Professor of Marketing
American University’s Kogod School of Business

Prof. Sanal Mazvancheryl is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at American University’s Kogod School of Business where he teaches undergraduate, MBA and Masters Courses. His previous academic experience includes full time faculty appointments at Georgetown University, University of Maryland, and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also taught internationally at MBA programs at Seoul National University (Korea) and INSEAD (France). Read more »

Peter L. Singer

Science and Technology Policy Fellow
MIT Washington

Peter L. Singer graduated in 2013 from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Political Science. He is currently a Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the MIT Washington Office. 

Martin Sullivan

Martin Sullivan
Chief Economist
Tax Analysts

Martin A. Sullivan, chief economist, is an expert on federal tax reform. He is a contributing editor for Tax Analysts’ daily and weekly publications. Sullivan has written over 500 economic analyses for Tax Analysts and is the author of two books on tax reform, including the recent Corporate Tax Reform: Taxing Profits in the 21st</