David M. Hart
Connie L. McNeely
The Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government is dedicated to better understanding how public policy shapes scientific discovery and technological innovation. Science and technology are complex social phenomena that arise from the interactions of individuals and organizations, public and private institutions, and markets, cultures, and politics. Public policy influences S&T through a wide array of direct and indirect pathways that involve all of these elements.
The Center’s faculty affiliates hail from a variety of disciplines and are actively engaged in research projects at the regional, national, and global levels. Their interests span the full range of technology, science, and innovation policy issues, with a particular emphasis on ethics and values, human resources, high-tech entrepreneurship, and migration. The Center maintains close and collaborative working relationships with a wide variety of government, academic, and non-profit organizations.
Technology, science, and innovation policy is an area of concentration within the Schar School’s doctoral program. CISTP faculty are deeply involved in training and mentoring Ph.D. students, and many students participate in the Center’s research program as well as undertaking their own projects.
Areas of Research
- Global Governance
- International Migration
- Technology Entrepreneurship
“ARPA-E: Versatile Catalyst for U.S. Energy Innovation,” Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, November 2017.
“Crossing the Valley of Death: Designing and Running Successful Clean-Energy Demonstration Projects,” Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, July 2017.
“Rescuing the Low-Carbon Energy Transition from Magical Thinking,” Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, October, 2016.
“Deployment of Grid-Scale Batteries in the United States,” prepared for DOE EPSA-50, June 2016.
“An Agent, Not a Mole: Assessing the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy,” Science and Public Policy 41:411-418 (2014).