About the Birthplace Staff

Director

Alexandra (Alex) W. Lough holds a PhD in American History from Brandeis University where she completed a dissertation titled, “The Last Tax: Henry George and the Social Politics of Land Reform” (2013).  While completing her dissertation, Alex worked as a teaching fellow and instructor in the History and University Writing Departments.  Additionally, she worked as a graduate assistant at the Brandeis University Archives and Special Collections.  Alex is currently writing a social biography of the single tax and can be reached by email at awlough@hgsss.org.

Senior Researcher

Edward (Ed) J. Dodson, M.L.A. retired in 2005 from Fannie Mae where he held positions as a market analyst and business manager.  He has taught political economy and lectured on history at the Henry George School of Social Science since the early 1980s and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Temple University since 2005.  He is the author of a three-volume work, The Discovery of First Principles and many published articles.  In 1997 he established the online education and research project, the School of Cooperative Individualism.  He is a graduate of Shippensburg University (1973) and Temple University (1990).  He resides in Cherry Hill, N.J. 

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