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Deborah S
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Pittsburgh, PA
Joined 1/22/2019
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Dr. Deborah S is a freelance consultant, policy analyst, writer, video producer, professor, teacher, trainer, and study director whose career has been dedicated to translating science and technology to policymakers, the public, students, and investors AND translating policymakers, the public, students, and investors to the science and technology community.

Some specific areas of expertise include science, technology, and innovation policy; energy and environmental policy; manufacturing policy; and the interaction among these topics. She also develops public policy strategies for new technology commercialization that identify policy opportunities and barriers, and steps that can be taken to either take advantage of those opportunities or reduce barriers to increase market share.

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 President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Carnegie Mellon University.

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 is on the Governing Board of the Journal of Science Policy and Governance, on-profit, non-partisan and internationally recognized, open-access peer-review publication, and an Associate Editor for the journal Research Policy and Strategic Management.

Manufacturing
Government
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Specialties

science and technology, energy and the environment, policy and politics

Interests

science and technology, energy and the environment, policy and politics

Education

American University

Science and Technology Policy Analysis

Texas A&M Corpus Christ

Management & Communication

University of California, Irvine

Air Pollution; Energy Engineering

Manufacturing

50 Projects Completed

Dr. S worked on two studies related to manufacturing while at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Since that time, she worked for Catalyst Connection, part of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, on activities related to the manufacturing workforce. She also worked on a study while at Carnegie Mellon focused on manufacturing and energy efficiency.

Government

50 Projects Completed

Dr. S worked full-time for the Congressional Research Service and for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. During that time, she wrote reports and white papers on many science and technology topics.

Article

51 Projects Completed

Dr. S has written articles, including op-eds, on science and technology policy-related topics. These include the general topic of science and technology policy (such as issues related to funding and innovation policy) and specialized topics (such as energy & environmental policy) and related issues (such as transportation research and energy used for transportation).

White Paper

50 Projects Completed

Dr. S's most common product are white papers that answer a research question or that bring existing or recently collected data together. These white papers typically focus on the intersection of science, technology, and policy.

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