Instructor and Analyst
Doug Altner, Ph.D. in operations research, is an instructor for ARI Campus and teaches in the Objectivist Academic Center. He also writes for ARI, focusing on topics in capitalism and economics for both scholarly and general audiences. Doug is also involved in our professor and student outreach programs.
David coordinates print production for ARI’s marketing programs and oversees donor incentive programs and events.
David has a lead role in the development and maintenance of the Institute’s websites.
Writer and Research Associate
Rituparna is editor of ARI’s donor newsletter, Impact, and conducts research and editorial projects for the Institute’s policy team.
Anthony supports the administration of the Objectivist Academic Center, including student relations, records, marketing, admissions and the academic calendar, as well as the OAC’s grant program. He also provides support for other educational programs of the Education and Research Division.
Book Publicity Strategist
Rebecca is responsible for coordinating and implementing the promotion of books by ARI staff and other approved authors, as well as Ayn Rand’s works.
Tom engages in outreach to professional organizations, academia and think tanks. He also provides program support for ARI’s research and education projects.
Jeff writes essays and books, stages multimedia productions and curates exhibits. He is also responsible for prospecting new acquisitions and providing in-house and external scholars with research assistance.
Technical Media Coordinator
Niv is responsible for ARI’s video production efforts, helping us to bring a more effective multimedia presence to the web. He also provides support for ARI’s social media efforts.
Academic Programs Assistant
Morgan administers the Education and Research Division's outreach programs for university students and professors, including the Summer Internship program.
Vice President of Development and Outreach
Mark oversees fundraising for ARI and directs marketing programs and outreach activities for the Institute’s education, policy and business segments.
Gift and Estate Planning Manager
Kathy manages the Atlantis Legacy, ARI’s planned giving program, assisting donors with bequests and charitable trusts as well as various tax-advantaged gift arrangements. She can also answer basic tax and estate planning questions, and help donors execute outright gifts of securities and other non-cash assets.
Marketing and Education Outreach Manager
Marilee is responsible for education marketing and operations. She is responsible for marketing ARI’s education programs, including student essay contests, classroom sets of books for teachers, campus clubs, the Institute’s new e-learning platform ARI Campus, the Objectivist Academic Center and other education-related activities. She also manages the operations of a number of the Institute’s education programs, including student essay contests, distribution of classroom sets of books to teachers and campus clubs.
Angela provides administrative support to the executive director.
Curriculum Development Manager
Steve provides logistical, project management and research support for the new course content developed for ARI’s e-learning initiatives.
Chief Operating Officer
Jeri is responsible for overall operations and management of ARI. She brings a wealth of business and management experience from various executive positions in the oil industry. Her education background includes an MBA and law and accounting degrees. Jeri also serves as corporate secretary.
Jason supports the development and maintenance of the Institute’s websites.
Simon is responsible for the design and layout of marketing materials for the Institute’s programs and activities.
Vice President of Business Operations
Julie leads all Business Operations processes including: asset management, facilities, administration, accounting, IT, legal and human resources. Julie also oversees Archives department activities and management.
Senior Fellow and Vice President of Intellectual Leadership
Onkar Ghate, Ph.D. in philosophy, is the Institute’s senior editor and senior instructor. He is also responsible for providing philosophic direction and oversight for the Institute’s many projects.
Student Outreach Coordinator
Jon coordinates the Institute’s annual essay contests and assists with outreach to high school and college students.
David provides customer service for a number of the Institute’s activities, including donor contributions, the Ayn Rand Bookstore, Objectivist conferences and other special events.
Lew supports ARI’s human resources and legal programs with administration, record-keeping and program development assistance. He also coordinates ARI’s volunteer program. Those interested in volunteering for ARI should visit our volunteer page.
Lucy is responsible for managing technical and creative efforts for the Education and Research Division’s e-learning initiatives, such as ARI Campus and the Objectivist Academic Center.
Business Operations Coordinator
Jeff provides administrative support for the Business Operations Division and provides occasional project support for other departments.
Fellow and Director of Policy Research
Elan writes, edits, lectures and gives interviews for ARI and serves as director of the Institute’s policy team. He specializes in foreign policy. His first book, Winning the Unwinnable War, analyzes U.S. policy since 9/11.
Rachel provides ARI and related entities with accounting, bookkeeping, budgeting and other financial and regulatory reporting. Rachel also serves as corporate treasurer.
Director of Development
Duane directs ARI’s development programs, which include a variety of initiatives to secure both near-term and long-range financial support for the Institute and its programs from individuals, corporations and foundations.
Keith is responsible for ARI’s business outreach and advocacy efforts through its two local chapters, located in New York City and Chicago.
Kathleen writes for ARI’s donor newletter, Impact, and provides writing and editing support to ARI's Development and Outreach Division.
Kurt promotes media-related digital and print programs and activities, including distribution of op-eds and press releases, and arranges television and radio interviews for the Institute’s speakers and writers.
OAC Manager, Instructor and Fellow
Keith Lockitch, Ph.D. in physics, teaches writing and other subjects in the Objectivist Academic Center and is responsible for overseeing the administration and development of the program. He also writes, edits and gives interviews for ARI, and is responsible for developing other educational content for ARI’s programs.
Dustin implements the postproduction of all audio and video/digital materials in support of and in consultation with ARI’s education, policy, other programs and the ARI Campus e-learning website personnel.
Stewart oversees and coordinates initial contact with students, as well as teachers. Furthermore, he provides general support to ARI’s high school outreach programs.
Amanda Maxham, Ph.D. in astrophysics, carries out writing and research on public policy issues at ARI. She is an alumna of the Junior Fellows Program, 2012-13.
National Development Manager
Karl presents the case for financial support for ARI to our major contributors across the country.
Donna proofs copy and assists with a wide variety of projects.
Customer Relations and Teacher Outreach Manager
Matt coordinates all high school teacher outreach programs, including the Books to Teachers program. He also helps administer the high school debate program.
Tierra is responsible for developing and executing marketing plans for the various education and professional development programs ARI offers. This includes measuring and analyzing market research to build strategies that further promote ARI’s goals and expand awareness of Ayn Rand’s ideas.
Patrick provides research and administrative support, in both course content and technical development, for the Education and Research Division’s e-learning initiatives.
Michael handles all the multimedia production needs of ARI in support of a variety of programs and consults with ARI’s education and policy departments and ARI Campus e-learning website personnel.
Richard E. Ralston
Richard manages the Institute’s publishing projects.
Academic Programs Manager
Jeff works within the Education and Research Division to oversee ARI’s outreach programs for university students and professors, including the Summer Internship program.
Director of Cultural Outreach
Anu directs the Institute’s cultural outreach programs and activities.
Stacy provides customer service support for the Ayn Rand Institute eStore.
Social Media Coordinator
Utilizing the Institute’s numerous websites and social media platforms, Mikey is responsible for maximizing the effectiveness of ARI’s digital communications strategies.
Don writes and speaks on economic policy for ARI. He is the co-author, with Yaron Brook, of Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government and blogs at Laissez-Faire: The Uncompromised Case for Capitalism.
Jenniffer processes, arranges, describes and preserves Ayn Rand’s personal papers and other related collections. Jenniffer is also responsible for answering reference questions and assisting researchers.
Director of Public Outreach
Lin directs policy and business outreach programs and activities for ARI, specifically those activities at the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, in Alexandria, Virginia.