ZEO Staff


The ZEO faculty fluctuates with its course content. The next semester of faculty taught courses will begin late Fall 1999. The current school faculty, which will grow in coming months, not all teaching in the coming semester appears below.

And Here Is Our Staff

Michael Albert
Michael Albert is the System Operator of Z Magazine, an editor and columnist for Z Magazine, author of numerous economics related books, and, with Robin Hahnel, "author" of the economic vision known as Participatory Economics.
Harel Barzilai*
Harel Barzilai is a founder and sustaining operator of MAP (Misc.Activism.Progressive) and has been a leader in internet activism for the past decade.
 
Chip Berlet*
Chip Berlet is an investigative journalist with Political Research Associates (Cambridge, MA), specializing in the people, organizations and strategies of the U.S. Right. He is co-author of the forthcoming Too Close for Comfort: Right-Wing Populism, Scapegoating, and Fascist Potentials in U.S. Political Traditions and editor of Eyes Right! Challenging the Right-Wing Backlash.
Peter Bohmer
Peter Bohmer has been teaching Economics at Evergreen College (and other institutions) for over 20 years. He has been voted by students one of the best teachers on campus everywhere he instructs.
Leslie Cagan
Leslie Cagan has been the central figure in nearly every major national campaign for the past quarter century--from mass marches and rallies, to sustained campaigns, to electoral victories. No one in the U.S. has more experience in more diverse organizing venues than Leslie.
 
Robin Hahnel
Robin Hahnel teaches economics at American University in Washington DC. He has also authored numerous books on this and related topics including a text based on this course soon to be published by South End Press.
 
Anita Karasu
Anita Karasu has been teaching art and art appreciation successfully for over 25 years. Her capacity to engage students in a process of developing greater sense of what visual art is about and, in particular, how to enjoy it, is without peer. This course involves the most sophisticated pedagogic use of our online system to date, incorporating many links and visual lessons, as well as more typical lecture and discussion material.
 
Walda Katz-Fishman
Walda is professor of sociology at Howard University, where she has taught since 1970. She is Board Chair and past-Board Treasurer of Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide, and an Associate Editor of Critical Sociology. She has served as Vice-president of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Chair of the Race and Ethnic Minorities Section and the Marxist Section of the American Sociological Association, Treasurer of the Eastern Sociological Society, President of the Association for Humanist Sociology, Editor of Humanity & Society, and Associate Editor of Social Problems. Walda is a scholar activist who combines her research interests in class, race, and gender inequality and political economy with political activism in struggles to transform society.
 
Mikal Muharrar
Mikal Muharrar is the Coordinator of the Racism Desk for the media watch group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR). He contributes a regular column on racism in the media to Extra! and has worked as a Program Coordinator for the Caribbean Cultural Center and African Diaspora Institute in New York and as a Community Organizer for the Shaw Project Area Committee in Washington, D.C.. He has also done original research and editorial work at the Frederick Douglas, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X Paper projects.
Cynthia Peters
Cynthia Peters, formerly a collective member at South End Press, is a freelance writer and mother of two. She is the editor of Collateral Damage: The New World Order at Home and Abroad. Her articles have appeared in Z, Dollars and Sense, and various anthologies, including Haiti: Dangerous Crossroads and From Abortion to Reproductive Freedom.
 
Jerome W. Scott
Jerome is Executive Director and past-Board Chair of Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide, southern regional organizer for Up & Out of Poverty Now!, co-editor of Street Heat — the magazine of the Southern Region Up & Out of Poverty Now!, past-Board Chair of the Funding Exchange, and a Steering Committee member of the Regional Economic Justice Network. He was a labor and community organizer and educator in Detroit, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois before relocating to Atlanta, Georgia.
 
Steve Shalom*
Steve Shalom teaches political science at William Paterson College in New Jersey. Among his publications are IMPERIAL ALIBIS: RATIONALIZING U.S. INTERVENTION AFTER THE COLD WAR (South End Press, 1993), THE PHILIPPINES READER (1987), and SOCIALIST VISIONS (1983). Steve writes regularly for Z Magazine and is on the editorial board of the Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars. More to the point, however, he is as clear and concise a thinker on matters political as this country has to offer.
 
Holly Sklar*
Holly Sklar is a wide-ranging writer and political analyst whose books include Chaos or Community? Seeking Solutions and Streets of Hope: The Fall and Rise of an Urban Neighborhood. She is a columnist for Z Magazine.
 
Norman Soloman
Norman Solomon is a nationally syndicated columnist on media and politics. His eight books include "Unreliable Sources" (co-authored with Martin A. Lee), "The Power of Babble," "False Hope: The Politics of Illusion in the Clinton Era," "Wizards of Media Oz" (co-authored with Jeff Cohen) and "The Trouble With Dilbert: How Corporate Culture Gets the Last Laugh." His commentary articles on media issues have appeared in a wide range of publications including the Boston Globe, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, the National Catholic Reporter, Z Magazine and The Progressive. He is an associate of the media watch group FAIR and the executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a new nationwide consortium of public-policy experts challenging media distortions from major think tanks.
 
Brian Tokar*
Brian Tokar has written numerous books and articles on Green Activism and has been a central and tireless organizer in the Green movement. His knowledge of the ins-and-outs of that movement, and of the broader issues of ecological policy and science are unparalleled.
 
Robert Weissman
Robert Weissman is editor of Multinational Monitor magazine and co-author of the weekly column Focus on the Corporation. A lawyer, he is also co-director of Essential Action, a Ralph Nader-founded corporate accountability organization. Robert has worked on a wide range of corporate accountability issues, including: trade agreements including NAFTA and GATT, corporate welfare, intellectual property rules, tobacco, corporate misconduct in the Third World, workplace safety and corporate speech rights.