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.

Douglas Smith

Attorney, Adjunct Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Taylor Smith

Policy Analyst, The Heartland Institute

Vincent H. Smith

Professor of Economics, Montana State University

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

Brendon Swedlow

Associate Professor of Political Science, Northern Illinois University

James M. Taylor

Senior Fellow, The Heartland Institute

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