Director of Policy

Stephen Posner is Director of Policy with the Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont. In this role, he builds strategic partnerships and connects 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 inform and guide decision-making. His research has appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Environmental Science & Policy, and Nature Communications. Previously, he led policy engagement work with COMPASS and consulted with global companies to measure how they impact and depend on nature.

Gund Director of Policy Outreach Stephen Posner

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Policy and partnerships, science-policy interface, natural resource management, economics, evaluating impact


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


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