Meet the Staff

Robert Kuttner

Robert Kuttner is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect, a professor at Brandeis University's Heller School, and a distinguished senior fellow of the think tank Demos. He was a longtime columnist for Business Week and continues to write columns in The Boston Globe. He is the author of Obama's Challenge and other books.

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is co-founder and co-editor of the The American Prospect. and professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University. A winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction and the Bancroft Prize in American history, he is the author of seven books, including most recently Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Heath Care Reform (Yale University Press, revised ed. 2013). Click here to read more about Starr.

Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson is the editor-at-large at The American Prospect and a columnist for The Washington Post. His email is

Adele M. Stan

Adele M. Stan is senior editor, digital at The American Prospect.

Paul Waldman

Paul Waldman is the Prospect's daily blogger and senior writer. He also blogs for the Plum Line at the Washington Post, and is the author of Being Right is Not Enough: What Progressives Must Learn From Conservative Success.

Mary Parsons

Mary Parsons is the art director of The American Prospect. Her email is

Amanda Teuscher

Amanda Teuscher is The American Prospect's managing editor.

Nathalie Baptiste

Nathalie Baptiste is a writing fellow at The American Prospect. She has worked as a contributor to Foreign Policy In Focus and written for Inter Press Service. 

Rachel M. Cohen

Rachel M. Cohen is a writing fellow at The American ProspectHer work has appeared in the Washington Monthly, Dissent, Next City and The Forward.

Ed Connors

Ed Connors is director of business operations at The American Prospect, where he manages the business and publishing functions at the magazine. Ed can also be contacted about any advertising and marketing inquiries. Ed is former congressional reporter for the UPI Radio Network who covered many Washington beats during the 1980s and early 1990s before moving to the business side of the industry. His email is

Joseph Gallant

Joseph Gallant is the Prospect's development manager, where he manages our donor and community outreach, foundation proposal and report writing and assists with some business functions for the magazine. Joe is a former development staffer at The United Nations Refugee Agency. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Global Studies from Rider University. His email is

Editorial Assistant

Justin Miller

Editorial Interns

Saahil Desai, Cooper Hewell, Joseph Jung

Contributing Editors
Spencer Ackerman, Marcia Angell, Gabriel Arana, Jamelle Bouie, Alan Brinkley, Jonathan Cohn, Ann Crittenden, Robert Dreyfus, Jeff Faux, Ann Friedman, Michelle Goldberg, Gershom Gorenberg, E.J. Graff, Bob Herbert, Arlie Hochschild, Christopher Jencks, Randall Kennedy, Chris Mooney, Bob Moser, Sarah Posner, Jedediah Purdy, Robert D. Putnam, Richard Rothstein, Deborah A. Stone, Noy Thrupkaew, Michael Tomasky, Paul Waldman, Willian Julius Wilson, Matthew Yglesias

Board of Directors
Janet Shenk (chairperson), Stephen B. Heintz (vice-chairperson)
Jacob Hacker, Lindsey Franklin, Mario Lugay, Randall Kennedy, Robert Kuttner, Miles Rapoport, Adele Simmons, Paul Starr, Sarah Fitzrandolph Brown, Michael Stern

Robert B. Reich

Founding Sponsors: Kenneth J. Arrow, Daniel Bell (1919-2011), Kenneth B. Clark (1914-2005), Marian Wright Edelman, John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006), Sidney Harman (1918-2011), Irving Harris (1910-2004), Albert O. Hirschman, Harry Kahn (1917-1999), Charles Lindblom, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (1917-2007), Fritz Stern, James Tobin (1918-2002), Frank Weil