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Stephanie Howe

Director of Energy Programs and Director of Human Capital
Building 22, The Ridges

Master of Public Administration (MPA), Bachelor of Science (BS)

Stephanie joined the Voinovich School in 1997 and in her current role, Stephanie is responsible for various organizational functions including serving on the Dean’s Program Leaders Group, project development, resourcing, and project execution, executing human capital duties for the School, ensuring fulfillment of external contract obligations, and implementing University policy. 

Stephanie has extensive experience in securing and administering multi-million dollar, multi-disciplinary, innovative, and collaborative partnership grants and contracts that focus on utilizing university knowledge and resources to solve real-world problems in the State of Ohio and beyond.

From 2010 to present, Stephanie has served as the Director for the PORTSfuture Program a multi-year, multi-disciplinary grant with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management focused on the cleanup and repurposing of public assets at a DOE former uranium enrichment facility in Piketon, Ohio. The project is focused on site reindustrialization activities and STEM outreach activities. She collaborates with a wide variety of federal, state, and regional stakeholders including organized labor and private industry.

From 2005-2008: Stephanie led a multi-organization, multi-disciplinary, public/private partnership project proposal team for Ohio University to successfully win a State of Ohio Third Frontier award that created a $15million program (TechGROWTH Ohio). This program focuses on technology-based economic development, technology commercialization, developing start-up and spin-out ventures, delivering entrepreneurial support services, and venture capital funding. She also led the project launch and execution team for the first two years until the program became fully staffed.

From 1998-2005: Stephanie developed and directed large multi-million dollar, multi-entity collaborations funded by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) includin: a state-wide technical assistance program to improve the administration of ODJFS services in Ohio’s 88 counties, a 29 county regional partnership focused on state and federal public assistance policy implementation at the county level, and a 29 county regional technical assistance initiative to implement federal Workforce Investment Act policies at the local level.

Stephanie has worked with graduate and undergraduate students in a various capacities including incorporating them into applied research projects, coaching/mentoring, and guest lecturing in a variety of classes.