Are you a reporter, producer, or booker looking for experts on housing, jobs, savingsdebt, credit, Social Security, business development, entrepreneurship, and civil rights? The experts on this page, part of the Experts of Color Network, can explain these issues and how they affect people of color.

The Network includes over 200 of the nation’s leading Native American, Asian-American, African-American, Latino, and Native Hawaiian scholars, advocates, community practitioners, policy analysts, researchers, private sector leaders, philanthropists, and government officials in the asset-building field. They are established leaders in their fields who can lend their voice and expertise to shape national and local economic debates.

CONTACT: Simona Combi,, 202-265-5111.

James Carr
James CarrSenior Fellow with the Center for American Progress and Distinguished Scholar with The Opportunity Agenda
James Carr is a housing finance, banking, and urban policy expert. >> Learn More

J. Mijin Cha
J. Mijin ChaFellow at The Worker’s Institute, Cornell University
J. Mijin Cha is an expert in environmental justice and the negative impact of climate change on people of color.  >> Learn More
Devin Fergus
Devin FergusAssociate Professor of African American and African Studies at Ohio State University
Devin Fergus is an expert on the historical mechanisms driving contemporary inequality and is writing a book on hidden consumer finance fees. >> Learn More
Alan Jenkins
Alan JenkinsExecutive Director of The Opportunity Agenda
Alan Jenkins is a frequent speaker on civil rights, racial and ethnic bias, criminal justice reform, fair housing, the Supreme Court, public opinion, and media trends. >> Learn More
Avis Jones-DeWeever
Avis Jones-DeWeeverPresident and CEO of Incite Unlimited.
Avis Jones-DeWeever is a scholar and public speaker on race, gender, and the economy. >> Learn More
Thomas Mitchell
Thomas MitchellLaw Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thomas Mitchell is an expert on property, real estate, land use, land tenure and community development matters, especially in poor and/or minority communities. >> Learn More
Aracely Panameno
Aracely PanamenoDirector of Latino Affairs at the Center for Responsible Lending
Aracely Panameno is an expert on housing finance and financial services. She is a Latina leader, activist, and frequent commentator on education, immigration, economic justice issues, and Latina women’s health. >> Learn More
Jacqueline Pata
Jacqueline PataExecutive Director, National Congress of American Indians
Jacqueline Pata is an expert on such Indian country issues as governance, violence against women, Native American youth, health care, education, and cultural inclusion in school curricula, among others. >> Learn More
Chris Rabb
Chris RabbAdjunct Professor at Temple University, Fox School of Business & Management
Chris Rabb is an author, consultant, teacher, and thought leader on the intersection of entrepreneurship, media, politics and social identity. >> Learn More
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore
Dr. Maya RockeymoorePresident & CEO of the Center for Global Policy Solutions
Maya is a policy scholar, speaker, advocate, and author focusing on public health, Social Security and Medicare, education and civic engagement. >>Learn more 
Mitria Wilson
Mitria WilsonVice President for Economic Opportunity at the Center for Global Policy Solutions
Mitria Wilson is an expert on housing finance, wealth inequality, and employment. >> Learn More
Dennis Worden
Dennis WordenLegislative director for the Native American Contractors Association
Dennis Worden is an expert on economic development, access to capital, community development, and small business issues in Indian country. >> Learn More