About Us

The Public Goods Post is a service of the Public Goods Institute, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

Public Goods Post Production

June Sekera

The Public Goods Post  is a service of the Public Goods Institute, founded by June Sekera, Chair of the Institute and Research Fellow at the Global Development And Environment Institute, Tufts University

Hillel Schwartz

Our Editor is Dr. Hillel Schwartz, cultural historian, author, poet, and translator

Daniel Agostino

Daniel Agostino is the digital media producer

Public Goods Institute Board

Sondra Stein

Dr. Sondra Stein worked in adult literacy and lifelong learning for more than 40 years, as teacher, administrator, researcher and policy maker at the community, state and national level. She served as Senior Research Associate for the National Institute for Literacy and has provided guidance and advice to a number of national and international initiatives focused on standards and assessment, including the Program for Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), the U.S.-based NAAL, the OECD’s DeSeCo initiative, UNESCO’s Literacy in Industrialized Countries project, and governmental initiatives in adult literacy and lifelong learning in multiple countries in Europe, North America, and Asia. Dr. Stein holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from Washington University, St. Louis.

Corey Rosen

Dr. Corey Rosen is the founder of the National Center for Employee Ownership, a nonprofit research, information, and membership organization focused on broad-based employee ownership programs. Prior to founding the NCEO in 1981, he worked on Capitol Hill and before that taught political science at Ripon College.

Hillel Schwartz

Dr. Hillel Schwartz, cultural historian, poet, and translator, is currently writing a book on the history of the changing nature, notion, and experience of emergency. A 2014 fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, he has worked as a senior scholar with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the White House Millennium Council. He has taught in five departments at UC Berkeley, the University of Florida, San Diego State University, and UC San Diego, where he was the founding director of the core curriculum for its newest college, dedicated to Culture, Art, and Technology.  

Tara Jeyaratnam

Tara Jeyaratnam is a Supply Chain Sustainability and CSR consultant with experience in the manufacturing, retail and tech industries. Her passion for women’s empowerment led her to establish a 501 (c ) (3) social enterprise, GreenDreamsWomen, based in San Diego which has trained over 40 women in income generating activities in Sri Lanka. Tara has a MS in Engineering Management from Western Michigan University and a MPA from Harvard University where she was a Mason Fellow.  

Ron Gervais

Dr. Ron Gervais is a former professor of literature at San Diego State University (1969 to 2015), and held a Fulbright lectureship at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. Ron is now retired and enjoying his long-term interests: travel, languages, cooking and ballroom dancing.

June Sekera

June Sekera, a Research Fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University, is a public policy practitioner, researcher and author, and has held has held leadership and management positions at federal, state and local levels of government. Her book, The Public Economy in Crisis; A Call for a New Public Economics, was published in 2016 by Springer. She is the founder of the Public Goods Institute.