Steve Elliott is a Science and Technology Policy Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and is placed at WPO. He studies the social organization, economics, and reasoning strategies of research, with a particular focus on topics related to data governance.
Prior to joining NOAA, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology at Arizona State University, where he studied the development of new STEM education research communities funded through the Broadening Participation portfolio of the National Science Foundation. He also contributed to award-winning and university-wide institutional analyses related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Earlier he received a PhD in biology with a focus on evolutionary theory. He also helped lead a large open access science outreach publication about the history of biology, for which he and his team garnered a career achievement award in teaching and outreach from the History of Science Society. Steve earlier earned degrees in philosophy and in journalism and mass communication.