Joel Putnam

Board Member

Joel Putnam is a technology and education consultant based in Brooklyn, New York.

In addition to being one of the Prosocial Design Network's co-founders, he serves as Interim Executive Director of The Focus Forward Project, a New York education nonprofit serving people charged with federal crimes. Other past projects include work with the New York Times, Knight Foundation, and Harmony Institute (now Harmony Labs). 

Joel received his MPA from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where he studied behavioral economics and technology in international development. 

You can learn more about Joel’s work outside of the Prosocial Design Network at: