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Dr. Jeff Kinder

Science and Innovation Institute on Governance
Executive Director

Jeff has 30 years of experience in government science, technology and innovation policy in the US and Canada.  His US experience includes the National Science Foundation, the National Academies and the Naval Research Laboratory.  

In Canada, Jeff has worked at Industry Canada, Natural Resources Canada and the Council of Science and Technology Advisors.  In 2014, he supported the External Advisory Group on Government Science and Technology (the Knox Panel).  Most recently, he led the Federal S&T Secretariat supporting the Minister of Science, the Deputy Minister Champion for Federal S&T and related initiatives. He is now on interchange with the Institute on Governance where he leads the ASPIRE Lab – an innovation collaboratory. 

At the University of Ottawa, Jeff is a Fellow of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy and an Adjunct Professor at the Telfer School of Management where he co-teaches an executive-level Managing for Innovation course.  Jeff is a member of the board of the Canadian Science Policy Centre, a member of the Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellows Advisory Committee, and a past co-chair of the Ottawa Science Policy Roundtable. 

He is author and co-editor with Paul Dufour of A Lantern on the Bow: A History of the Science Council of Canada (forthcoming from Invenire), author of Government Science 2020: Re-thinking Public Science in a Networked Age and co-author with Bruce Doern of Strategic Science in the Public Interest: Canada’s Government Laboratories and Science-Based Agencies (U. Toronto Press, 2007). 

He holds a PhD in public policy, a Master’s in science, technology and public policy, and a BS in physics.