John A. Baden is founder and chairman of the Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment (FREE), located in Bozeman, Montana.
Baden, who received his Ph.D. in political science from Indiana University in 1969, was a leader in developing the New Resource Economics, an incentive-based approach to environmental and natural resource management. He has held endowedprofessorships, received teaching awards, and is the author or contributing editor of seven books and numerous articles on energy and natural resources.
Baden is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and the Philadelphia Society, has served two terms on the National Petroleum Council, and has served as president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education. He was co-founder of the Environmental Management M.B.A. program at the University of Washington. Baden and his wife, Ramona Marotz-Baden, both bicyclists, own and operate a ranch in the Gallatin Valley of Montana.
H. Sterling Burnett is a senior fellow on environmental policy at the Heartland Institute and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
Burnett worked at the National Center for Policy Analysis for 18 years, ending his tenure there as senior fellow in charge of environmental policy. He has held various positions in professional and public policy organizations. He is a past president of the Dallas Woods and Water Conservation Club; a senior fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation; an academic advisor for Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow; an advisory board member to the Cornwall Alliance; and an advisor for e American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC task force.
Burnett has a B.A. in cultural anthropology from Southern Methodist University (1986) and an M.A. (1991) and Ph.D. (2001) in applied philosophy from Bowling Green State University, with a specialization in environmental ethics.
Holly Fretwell is director of outreach and a research fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC). For two decades, her research has focused on public lands policy and property rights. As an outdoor enthusiast, Fretwell strives to enhance conservation through cooperation and entrepreneurship.
Fretwell is author of Who is Minding the Federal Estate? Political Management of America’s Public Lands. She has provided congressional testimony on the state of U.S. national parks and the future of the Forest Service and has presented papers promoting the use of markets in public land management.
An educator at heart, Fretwell taught economics at Montana State University for 15 years, works with the Foundation for Teaching Economics, and has coauthored a curriculum for high school teachers on economic principles. Fretwell holds a B.A. in political science and an M.S. in resource economics from Montana State University. John Goodman is president of the virtual think tank the Goodman Institute, based in Dallas, Texas.
Wallace Kaufman’s career spans writing, teaching, and real estate, in which he has pioneered by creating and using environmental covenants in housing developments.
He has a B.A. from Duke and an M.Litt from Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar. Kaufman is the author of several books, including a memoir, a sci-fi novel about the ethical issues of genomics, and an early critique of the environmental movement, No Turning Back: Dismantling the Fantasies of Environmental Thinking.
Recently he has taught poetry for Oregon Coast Community College and a course on environmental covenants at Texas A&M Law School in Fort Worth. He has served as resident adviser on housing and land reform in Kazakhstan, created several rural acreage communities with environmental covenants in North Carolina, and now works from his home base on a deep-water slough on the Oregon coast, where he photographs wildlife and landscapes.
Jane Shaw Stroup (who also writes under the name Jane S. Shaw) is chair of the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. She was president of the center (then called the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy) from 2008 until 2015, when she retired.
Stroup spent 22 years with PERC, the Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana, where she was a senior fellow. Previously, she was a journalist and was an associate economics editor of Business Week before she joined PERC. With Michael Sanera, she coauthored Facts, Not Fear: Teaching Children about the Environment and initiated a book series for young people, Critical Thinking about Environmental Issues. She coedited A Guide to Smart Growth (Heritage Foundation) with Ronald Utt.
Stroup is a past president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education. She is married to economist Richard Stroup.
Martin Morse Wooster, a senior fellow at the Capital Research Center, specializes in writing about philanthropy. He is the author of three books: Angry Classrooms, Vacant Minds; The Great Philanthropists and the Problem of ‘Donor Intent’; and Great Philanthropic Mistakes. His monographs include Should Foundations Live Forever? (Capital Research Center), The Foundation Builders (Philanthropy Roundtable,) Return to Charity? (Capital Research Center), By Their Bootstraps (Manhattan Institute), and Games Universities Play (James G. Martin Center).
Wooster has been an editor at The American Enterprise, Reason, the Wilson Quarterly, and Harper’s Magazine He has contributed to the Encyclopedia of Philanthropy, the Encyclopedia of Civil Rights, and Notable American Philanthropists.
Wooster’s articles and reviews have appeared numerous publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Washington Times, American Spectator, and Reason, to name just a few. Wooster has degrees in history and philosophy from Beloit College.