William Dube joined ITIF as communications director in 2012. Previously, he spent seven years at Rochester Institute of Technology ending his tenure as the university’s Director of Research Communications. Prior to that, Will served for three years as Press Secretary to New York State Assemblyman Joseph D. Morelle. He holds a Master’s in Science, Technology and Policy from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Northeastern University.
Megan Nicholson is a Policy Analyst at ITIF specializing in clean energy policy, the federal energy budget, the role of the Department of Defense in the energy innovation ecosystem, and international environmental policy. She also manages ITIF’s Energy Innovation Tracker, a public database of federal investments in energy innovation down to the project level, which is widely used as an analytical resource by policymakers, think tanks, and academics. Read more »
L. Val Giddings joins ITIF as Senior Fellow after nearly three decades of experience in science and regulatory policy relating to biotechnology innovations in agriculture and biomedicine. He works with ITIF to bring intellectual leadership to examination of the constraints inhibiting innovations in these areas, and devising remedies to those constraints. Read more »
Matthew Stepp is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) specializing in climate change and clean energy policy. His research interests include energy technology development, the intersection of climate science and policymaking, transportation policy, and the role of innovation in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. Read more »
Luke Stewart is an economic analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Prior to joining ITIF, he worked in business property appraisal, banking, and computer manufacturing. Luke earned a B.A. with highest honors in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2009.
Kathryn Angstadt is the chief of staff and executive assistant to the president at ITIF. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2010 with a B.A. in Arabic language studies and a minor in Business with a concentration in Finance. Kathryn spent a semester studying Arabic at the American University in Cairo.
Richard Bennett is an ITIF Senior Research Fellow specializing in broadband networking and Internet policy. He has a 30 year background in network engineering and standards. He was vice-chair of the IEEE 802.3 task group that devised the original Ethernet over Twisted Pair standard, and has contributed to Wi-Fi standards for fifteen years. He was active in OSI, the instigator of RFC 1001, and founder, along with Bob Metcalfe, of the Open Token Foundation, the first network industry alliance to operate an interoperability lab. Read more »
Stephen Ezell is a Senior Analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), with a focus on innovation policy, science and technology policy, international competitiveness, and trade, manufacturing, and services issues. He is the co-author with Dr. Robert Atkinson of Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage(Yale, September 2012). Mr. Read more »
Daniel Castro is a Senior Analyst with ITIF specializing in information technology (IT) policy. His research interests include health IT, data privacy, e-commerce, e-government, electronic voting, information security and accessibility. He has experience in the private, non-profit and government sectors. Read more »