Expert Search

The experts identified here are staff, managing editors, senior fellows, and policy advisors (unpaid volunteers) to The Heartland Institute, as well as persons affiliated with other think tanks who have agreed to be identified as topic area experts for Heartland.

Steve Stanek

Research Fellow, Finance Insurance and Real Estate, and Managing Editor, Budget & Tax News

Walter Starck

Marine scientist and expert on coral reefs

Jonathan Steitz


Jeff Stier

Senior Fellow, National Center for Public Policy Research

Richard Stroup

Adjunct Professor, Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University

Daniel Sutter

Affiliated Senior Scholar, Troy University

James M. Taylor

Senior Fellow, The Heartland Institute; Managing Editor, Environment and Climate News

John Theon

NASA Atmospheric Scientist (retired)

Hilary Till

Principal of Premia Risk Consultancy, Inc.

Steven Titch

Independent Policy Analyst

Richard J. Trzupek

Principal Consultant, Trinity Consultants

Gary Wagner

Professor of Economics, University of Arkansas – Little Rock

Herbert J. Walberg

Senior Fellow, Education

Bruce Edward Walker

Policy Advisor, Technology and Telecom

Lee Walker

Senior Fellow, Urban Policy

Thomas Walton

Affiliated expert, AEG

Michael Warder

Vice Chancellor, Pepperdine University

Bernard (Bud) Weinstein

Associate Director, Maguire Energy Institute

Robert Weissberg

Professor Emeritus, Political Science - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Brian Wesbury

Chief Economist, First Trust Advisors L.P