Jonathan Cohen

Program Officer for American Institutions, Society, and the Public Good
(617) 576-5021

Jon D. Cohen is Program Officer for American Institutions, Society, and the Public Good at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He completed his B.A. at McGill University and received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia. He is the author of For a Dollar and a Dream: State Lotteries in America (Oxford, forthcoming) and the co-editor of two volumes: All In: The Spread of Gambling in Twentieth-Century United States (Nevada, 2018) and Long Walk Home: Reflections on Bruce Springsteen (Rutgers, 2019). His writing on gambling policy has appeared in the Washington Post, Vox, The Hill, and other outlets. Prior to joining the Academy, he served as financial writer and editor at Tiger Capital Group.