Director of Policy Outreach

Stephen Posner is Director of Policy Outreach with the Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont. In this role, he leads programs and develops strategic partnerships to connect Gund research with leaders in government, business, and NGOs – internationally, nationally, and in Vermont.

Stephen is an expert in science policy who has worked with researchers from around the world to impact real-world policy and management decisions. His research has appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Environmental Science & Policy, and Nature Communications. Previously, he led policy outreach at COMPASS, and consulted with global companies to measure how they impact and depend on nature.

Gund Institute Director of Policy Outreach Stephen Posner

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Environmental policy, policy briefs, science-policy interface, natural resource management, economics, measuring and evaluating impact


  • PhD, Natural Resources, University of Vermont
  • BS, Astronomy and Physics, Haverford College


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