American Birthright: Who We Are

Who We Are

American Birthright: Executive Committee

Jamie Gass, Director of the Center for School Reform, Pioneer Institute
Carson Holloway, Center for the American Way of Life, The Claremont Institute
Katherine Kersten, Senior Policy Fellow, Center of the American Experiment
Adam Kissel, Senior Fellow, Cardinal Institute
Anna Miller, Education Policy Director, Idaho Freedom Foundation’s Center for American Education
David Randall, Executive Director, Civics Alliance; Director of Research, National Association of Scholars
Terry Stoops, Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
Wenyuan Wu, Executive Director, Californians for Equal Rights Foundation

American Birthright: Expert Consultants

Sean Dimond, Education Program Consultant, Louisiana Department of Education
Craig Frisby, Associate Professor Emeritus of Education, University of Missouri
Bruce Frohnen, Professor of Law, Ohio Northern University
David Goodwin, President, Association of Classical Christian Schools
Lowell Gustafson, Associate Professor of Political Science, Villanova University
Mark Hall, Professor of Political Science, George Fox University
Susan Hanssen, Associate Professor of History, University of Dallas
Kevin Hoeft, Education Policy Development Director, Florida Education Department
Preston Jones, Professor of History, John Brown University
Joshua T. Katz, Nonresident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Richard Lowery, Associate Professor of Finance, University of Texas—Austin
Phillip Magness, Senior Research Fellow, American Institute for Economic Reform
Robert Maranto, Professor of Education Reform, University of Arkansas
Wilfred McClay, Professor of History, Hillsdale College
Sean McMeekin, Professor of History, Bard College
Wilfred Reilly, Associate Professor of Political Science, Kentucky State University
Bradley Watson, Professor of Politics, St. Vincent College
Ian Wendt, Assessment Specialist, Educational Testing Service
Carole Woiwode, Eagle Forum

American Birthright: Steering Committee

Mari Barke, Director of California Local Elected Officials, California Policy Center
Janet Barresi, Oklahoma Superintendent of Education, Emerita
Michael Block, Co-Founder, BASIS Schools
Brandon Dutcher, Senior Vice President, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs
Jamie Gass, Director of the Center for School Reform, Pioneer Institute
Colleen Holcomb, President, Eagle Forum
Carson Holloway, Center for the American Way of Life, The Claremont Institute
Richard Innes, Staff Education Analyst, The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions
Lance Izumi, Senior Director of the Center for Education, Pacific Research Institute
Katherine Kersten, Senior Policy Fellow, Center of the American Experiment
Adam Kissel, Senior Fellow, Cardinal Institute
Arthur Milikh, Executive Director, The Claremont Institute, Center for the American Way of Life 
Anna Miller, Education Policy Director, Idaho Freedom Foundation’s Center for American Education
David Randall, Policy Director, Civics Alliance; Director of Research, National Association of Scholars
Jenna A. Robinson, President, The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
Terry Stoops, Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation 
Peter W. Wood, President, National Association of Scholars
Wenyuan Wu, Executive Director, Californians for Equal Rights Foundation

American Birthright Coalition: Organizations

Civics Alliance
National Association of Scholars
The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization
Alumni and Donors Unite
American Family Association of Indiana
American Freedom Alliance
American Heritage Education Foundation
Awake Illinois
Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions
Californians for Equal Rights Foundation
California Policy Center
The Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy
Center of the American Experiment
Child Protection League
The Claremont Institute
The Claremont Institute Center for the American Way of Life
The Concord Review
Connecticut Association of Scholars
Conservative Americans Club
Delaware Association of Scholars
Discovery Institute
Eagle Forum
Education First Alliance
Family Research Council
Freedom Education Foundation
Goldwater Institute
Heartland Institute
Idaho Association of Scholars
Idaho Freedom Foundation’s Center for American Education
Independence Institute
Independent Institute
Indiana Association of Scholars
Iowans for Tax Relief Foundation
The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy
John Locke Foundation
Leadership Foundation for American Values
Love and Fidelity Network
Maine Policy Institute
Mississippi Center for Public Policy
Moms for America
Moms for Liberty
The New Criterion
New Trier Neighbors
Ohio Association of Scholars
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs
Oregon Association of Scholars
Oregonians for Liberty in Education
Palm Beach Freedom Institute
Parents Defending Education
Public Interest Legal Foundation
Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Rio Grande Foundation
Roughrider Policy Center
South Carolina Association of Scholars
Speech First
Speak Up For Education
Virginia Association of Scholars
Washington Policy Center
Yorktown Foundation for Public Policy

American Birthright Coalition: State Policymakers

Shawnna Bolick, Arizona State Representative, District 20
Joseph C. Boteler III, Maryland State Delegate, District 8
Judy Boyle, Idaho State Representative, District 9
Neal Carter, Arizona State Representative, District 8
John Fillmore, Arizona State Representative, District 7
Priscilla Giddings, Idaho State Representative, District 7A
Valarie Hodges, Louisiana State Representative, District 64
Steve Hopkins, Mississippi State Representative, District 7
Phil Jensen, South Dakota State Representative, District 33
Don Jones, Ohio State Representative (Majority Whip), District 95
John Kavanagh, Arizona State Representative, District 23
Michael Moffett, New Hampshire State Representative, Merrimack 9
Charles Owen, Louisiana State Representative, District 30
Kathy Rapp, Pennsylvania State Representative, District 65
Mark Robinson, North Carolina Lieutenant Governor
Greg Rothman, Pennsylvania State Representative, District 87
Francis X. Ryan, Pennsylvania State Representative, District 101
Rob Sampson, Connecticut State Senator (Assistant Minority Leader), District 16
Garry R. Smith, South Carolina State Representative (Chairman, House Operations and Management
Committee), District 27
Gary Stevens, Alaska State Senator, District P
Larry C. Strickland, North Carolina State Representative, District 28

American Birthright Coalition: Civil Society

John Agresto, President, St. John’s College in Santa Fe, retired
Daniel Asia, Director, University of Arizona Center for American Culture and Ideas
Stephen H. Balch, President Emeritus, National Association of Scholars
Mark Bauerlein, Senior Editor, First Things
Jay Bergman, President, Connecticut Association of Scholars
Jan H. Blits, President, Delaware Association of Scholars
Jonathan Burack, Founder, MindSparks History Materials
Mary Byrne, Ed.D., Education Director of the Educated Citizen Project.
Nicholas Capaldi, President, Global Corporate Governance Institute; Legendre-Soulé Chair in Business Ethics, Loyola University New Orleans
Jennifer Carignan, President, Louisiana Save Our Schools
Micah Clark, Director, American Family Association of Indiana
Jeff Crouere, Host, Ringside Politics Radio and TV Show
George W. Dent, Jr., Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Law (Emer.), Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Marshall DeRosa, Founder, Civics Education Project
Robert S. Eitel, President, Defense of Freedom Institute
John Ellis, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of German Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz; Chairman, California Association of Scholars
William A. Estrada, Esq., President, Parental Rights Foundation
Williamson M. Evers, Senior Fellow, Independent Institute; former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education for Planning, Evaluation & Policy Development
Jason Fertig, President, Indiana Association of Scholars
John D. Fonte, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for American Common Culture Hudson Institute
Rachel Fulton Brown, Associate Professor of Medieval History, Fundamentals, and the College, University of Chicago
Matthew Gagnon, Chief Executive Officer, Maine Policy Institute
Bruce Gilley, President, Oregon Association of Scholars
David Goldman, Deputy Editor, Asia Times
Mary Grabar, Resident Fellow, The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization
Andrew Gutmann, Founder, Speak Up For Education
Victor Davis Hanson, Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
John Hendrickson, Policy Director, Iowans for Tax Relief Foundation
C. Todd Hester, Executive Director, Yorktown Foundation for Public Policy
Keri D. Ingraham, Director & Fellow, American Center for Transforming Education, Discovery Institute
Robert L. Jackson, Executive Director, Great Hearts Institute
Tiffany Justice, Co-Founder, Moms for Liberty
S. T. Karnick, Senior Fellow and Director of Publications, Heartland Institute
Meg Kilgannon, Senior Fellow for Education Studies, Family Research Council
Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher, The New Criterion
Thomas D. Klingenstein, Chairman, The Claremont Institute
William M. Knorpp, President, Virginia Association of Scholars; Associate Professor of Philosophy, James Madison University
Heather Mac Donald, Thomas W. Smith Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, Chief Executive Officer, Roosevelt Global Fiduciary Governance Limited
Allen Mendenhall, Associate Dean, Troy University, Sorrell College of Business
Alain Oliver, Chief Executive Officer, Love and Fidelity Network
Robert Paquette, President, The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization
Duke Pesta, Director, FreedomProject Academy  
Jerald Podair, Professor of History and Robert S. French Professor of American Studies, Lawrence University
Julie Ponzi, Senior Editor, American Greatness
Paul du Quenoy, President, Palm Beach Freedom Institute; President and Publisher, Academica Press
Paul Rahe, Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage, Hillsdale College
Roger R. Ream, President, The Fund for American Studies
Stanley K. Ridgley, PhD, IMBA Associate Clinical Professor, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University
Sandy Rios, Director of Governmental Affairs, American Family Association
Paul Rossi, Senior Education Analyst, Legal Insurrection Foundation
Christopher Rufo, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Larry Sand, President, California Teachers Empowerment Network
Bob Schaffer, Member of Congress from Colorado (1996-2002); Former Chairman, Colorado State Board of Education
Karen Siegemund, President, American Freedom Alliance
Bonnie K. Snyder, D.Ed., author of Undoctrinate: How Politicized Classrooms Harm Kids and Ruin Our Schools
Kenin M. Spivak, Chairman & CEO, SMI Group LLC; Director, Apricity Foundation
Darren Staloff, Professor of History, The City College of New York
Mike Stenhouse, CEO, Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Sandra Stotsky, former Senior Associate Commissioner of Education, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (1999-2004); 21st Century Chair in Teacher Quality, Professor Emerita of Education Reform, University of Arkansas
Jeremy Tate, Chief Executive Officer, Classic Learning Test
James Taylor, President, Heartland Institute
Cherise Trump, Executive Director, Speech First
Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus, Ohio University
Richard Viguerie, Chairman, ConservativeHQ.com
Graham Walker, Executive Director, Independent Institute; Senior Research Scholar, The Witherspoon Institute
Eric Wearne, Director, National Hybrid Schools Project, Kennesaw State University
Keith Whitaker, Chairman, National Association of Scholars
Judy Wood, Founder, Protecting American Ideals

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