Meet the Staff

Robert Kuttner

Robert Kuttner is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect, and professor at Brandeis University's Heller School. His latest book is Debtors' Prison: The Politics of Austerity Versus Possibility. He writes columns for The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe and the New York Times international edition. 

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 executive editor of The American Prospect and a columnist for The Washington Post. His email is

Eliza Newlin Carney

Eliza Newlin Carney is The American Prospect's senior editor.


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.

Sam Ross-Brown

Sam Ross-Brown is The American Prospect's associate editor. 

Nathalie Baptiste

Nathalie Baptiste is a writing fellow at The American Prospect

Rachel M. Cohen

Rachel M. Cohen is a writing fellow at The American Prospect

Justin Miller

 Justin Miller is a writing fellow for The American Prospect. Follow him on Twitter: @by_jmiller

Adele M. Stan

Adele M. Stan is a columnist at The American Prospect, and editor of Clarion, the newspaper of Professional Staff Congress-CUNY, a New York City labor union. The views expressed here are her own.

Paul Waldman

Paul Waldman is a weekly columnist and senior writer for The American Prospect. He also writes for the Plum Line blog at The Washington Post and The Week and is the author of Being Right is Not Enough: What Progressives Must Learn From Conservative Success.

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 Interns

P.R. Lockhart, Julian Notaro, Isaac Park

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

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