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Director of Policy, University of Vermont

Stephen Posner is Director of Policy 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.


  • –present
    Director of Policy, University of Vermont


  • 2015 
    University of Vermont, PhD in Natural Resources, specialty in Ecological Economics