Andrea Stith, PhD

Andrea Stith is director of research development at the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. She was previously director of research development for science and engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara and served as assistant director for interdisciplinary education at the University of Colorado BioFrontiers Institute in Boulder. Her professional interests include graduate and postdoctoral education, broadening participation in STEM, and the internationalization of higher education. Stith served as a research fellow at the Graduate School of Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China. While in Shanghai, her research focused on national and institutional policies that impact the career prospects of postdoctoral researchers. Previously, she studied science/technology and higher education policies as a German Chancellor Fellow at the Humboldt University Berlin and Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. Stith has held program management positions at nonprofit organizations in the Washington, DC area, including the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. In 2002-2003 she was an AAAS/NSF Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs at the National Science Foundation. Stith received her doctorate in biophysics from the University of Virginia and received her bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Delaware in 1995.