Deborah Stine is Founder and Chief Instructor at the Science & Technology Policy Academy and also President of Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy Analysis & Education, LLC.
Her clients include the Energy Futures Initiative (headed by former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Catalyst Connection (a Manufacturing Extension Partnership), Energy Innovation Center Institute, the University of Pittsburgh, West Virginia University, the University of Idaho, Rutgers University, the University of Missouri, and the University of Texas, Tyler. During her over 30-year career, she’s been fortunate to work for some of the top organizations in the country: the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; the Congressional Research; the Obama Administration’s President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; and Carnegie Mellon University.
At Carnegie Mellon, Dr. Stine was a Professor of the Practice for the Engineering and Public Policy Department and Associate Director for Policy Outreach for the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation from 2012-2018. Dr. Stine received the Carnegie Science Communication Award for her communication activities, particularly videos, for her work at Carnegie Mellon. She also received grants for her work from the National Science Foundation (for communication) and the Department of Energy, VentureWell, and the Wells Fargo Foundation (for her activities on energy innovation and entrepreneurship).
She was Executive Director of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology at the White House from 2009-2012, during the first three years of the Obama Administration. From 2007-2009, she was a science and technology policy specialist with the Congressional Research Service. From 1989-2007, she was at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – where she was associate director of the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy; director of the National Academies Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program; and director of the Office of Special Projects. While there, she received the highest staff award from the National Academies. Prior to coming to the Academies, she was a mathematician for the Air Force, an air-pollution engineer for the state of Texas, and an air-issues manager for the Chemical Manufacturers Association.
She was also President of the League of Women Voters of Corpus Christi, and a member of the Texas Board of Directors. One of her current projects involves setting up a regional state science and technology policy fellowship program for the states of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. She is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Energy Innovation Center Institute, based in Pittsburgh, a member of the Governing Board for the Journal of Science Policy and Governance, and an Associate Editor for the journal Research Policy and Strategic Management. She holds a BS in mechanical and environmental engineering from the University of California, Irvine, an MBA from what is now Texas A&M at Corpus Christi, and a PhD in public administration with a focus on science and technology policy analysis from American University. She resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.