Progress Fellows

Progress Fellows

The Louisiana Progress Fellows initiative selects exceptional progressive experts in public policy and advocacy to assist in the analysis, creation, and dissemination of work focused on our six policy issues areas.

Criminal Justice and Public Safety

Deon HaywoodDeon Haywood

Executive Director,
Women with a Vision

New Orleans, LA

Deon Haywood is an award-winning expert on the connections between public policy, criminal justice, and health disparities for communities of color, and particularly women of color.  More ›

Economic Development

Jan MollerJan Moller

Louisiana Budget Project

Baton Rouge, LA

Jan Moller is an award-winning journalist and expert on state government spending in Louisiana.  More ›


Education (K-12)

Lisa DelpitLisa Delpit

Professor of Education,
Southern University

Baton Rouge, LA

Dr. Lisa Delpit is a preeminent scholar and award-winning expert in elementary education, focusing her work on issues of educational access for children of color. More ›

Education (Higher Education)

Roland MitchellRoland Mitchell

Associate Professor,
Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA

Dr. Roland Mitchell is an expert in the field of higher education and has focused his work on issues of racial equity in college settings as well as the influence of historical and communal knowledge on teaching practices. More ›



John BarryJohn Barry

Restore Louisiana Now

New Orleans, LA

John M. Barry is an award-winning author and one of the architects of the historic lawsuit filed by the Southeast Flood Protection Authority-East against 98 oil, gas, and pipeline companies for the damage they have caused to Louisiana’s coast. More ›

Equity and Civil Liberties

Bob MannBob Mann

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA

Bob Mann is an esteemed journalist and political scholar with a career working as an aide for three United States Senators and former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco. More ›



Joshua StockleyJoshua Stockley

Associate Professor,
University of Louisiana at Monroe

Monroe, LA

Dr. Joshua P. Stockley is an expert on Southern politics, public policy, and public administration. More ›