Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Eric Bridges

Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs
American Council of the Blind

Elizabeth Lyle

Policy Advisor
Omnibus Broadband Initiative

Joel Gurin

Joel Gurin
Senior Advisor
NYU Governance Lab

Joel Gurin is the author of the new book, Open Data Now, and covers the field through his website, He is currently Senior Advisor at the Governance Lab at NYU, where he directs the Open Data 500, a project to study companies that use government Open Data as a key business resource ( He was formerly Editorial Director and then Executive Vice President of Consumers Union and Consumer Reports. Read more »

Kathryn C. Brown

Senior Adjunct Fellow
University of Colorado

Lawrence E. Strickling

Assistant Secretary

On June 25, 2009, the United States Senate confirmed Lawrence E. Strickling as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the Department of Commerce. In this role, Strickling serves as Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the executive branch agency that is principally responsible for advising the President on communications and information policies, managing the Federal use of electromagnetic spectrum, performing cutting-edge telecommunications research and engineering, formulating and advocating for U.S. Read more »

Jessica Rosenworcel

Senate Commerce Committee

Austin Schlick

Federal Communications Commission

Mary Beth Richards

Federal Communications Commission

Nicholas Johnson

Visiting Professor of Law
College of Law, University of Iowa

Following law school, where Professor Johnson was Order of the Coif and the articles editor of the Texas Law Review, he clerked for both Judge John R. Brown, U.S. Court of Appeals, and Justice Hugo L. Black, United States Supreme Court. After the clerkships, his first teaching appointment was at the University of California Law School (Boalt Hall), Berkeley. He subsequently was an associate at the Washington, DC law firm of Covington & Burling, from which he was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson (no relation) to be the U.S. Maritime Administrator. Read more »

Susan Crawford

Michigan Law School

Susan Crawford joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Law School on July 1, 2008. She is currently serving in the Obama Administration as a Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy as part of the National Economic Council, and is on government leave from her duties at the Law School, where she teaches internet law and communications law. She was a visiting professor at Michigan in 2007, and also at Yale Law School in spring 2008. Read more »

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