OITP Fellows, Senior Advisors, and Research Associates
Robert Bocher, Senior Fellow
July 2009 – Present
Ellen Satterwhite, Fellow
September 2016 – Present
April 2016 – Present
Roger Rosen is president and CEO of the Manhattan-based educational house Rosen Publishing, an independent business founded in 1950.
Rosen Publishing produces more than 1,000 new pre-K–12 titles per year in various print and digital formats and also offers subscription databases, specializing in what Rosen has called “compelling content correlated to curriculum."
Alan Fishel (Senior Counsel)
November 2013 – Present
Alan leads the Communications, Technology & Mobile group at Arent Fox, LLP, and is a partner in the firm’s Corporate group, Antitrust & Competition Law group, Government Relations/Political Law group, and Sports Law group. Alan practices regularly in front of the FCC, and is nationally recognized for his advocacy and transactional skills.
Kristen Batch, Senior Research Associate
September 2016 – August 2017
Charlie Wapner, Senior Research Associate
Charlie was a Senior Information Policy Analyst at ALA OITP in 2014-16. Among his contributions for ALA included the completion of two major reports: "Progress in the Making: 3D Printing Policy Considerations Through the Library Lens" (pdf) and "The People’s Incubator: Libraries Propel Entrepreneurship" (pdf).
Previously, Charlie was a legislative fellow with the Office of Representative Ron Barber (Ariz.). Earlier, he served as a legislative correspondent for Representative Mark Critz (Penn.). Charlie also interned in the offices of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) and Governor Edward Rendell (Penn.). After completing his B.A. in diplomatic history at the University of Pennsylvania, Charlie received his M.S. in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Margaret Kavaras, Research Associate
September 2014 – August 2017
Margaret Kavaras is a recent graduate of George Washington University and served as ALA’s Google Policy Fellow for 2014. She is currently an MPA student at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, where she will continue to focus on the role of libraries in technology innovation, digital literacy and community development. In collaboration with ALA, Margaret launched a digital storytelling initiative; Living Stories, Living Libraries, to create a database of librarian’s and patron’s stories of library value, change, and impact. She plans to expand and build upon this project in graduate school, using it as a platform for library advocacy and community building.
Nicholas Gross, Research Associate
September 2016 – August 2017
Nick Gross is a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Media & Journalism at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, specializing in media law and policy. In 2016, he served as ALA’s Google Policy Fellow, exploring diverse areas of information policy, such as copyright law, telecommunications policy, information access for underserved populations, digital literacy, the future of libraries, and others.