Stephen Feinson

Stephen Feinson

Associate Vice President 
 

Stephen Feinson leads ASU International Development’s efforts in identifying and pursuing large scale global development opportunities for Arizona State University. In this capacity he oversees a team that is building relationships and exploring opportunities with international development agencies and implementers, and matching ASU’s capabilities to meet project and partner goals. Under Stephen’s leadership, ASU International Development has realized an innovative new conceptualization for how universities can engage with international development priorities. In less than five years, Stephen has dramatically expanded ASU’s international footprint, and has led the university to successful bids on multi-million dollar USAID awards and team positions on billion-dollar-plus IQC and IDIQ contracts.  Prior to arriving at ASU Stephen served as Deputy Director of Columbia University’s Center for Science, Policy and Outcomes in Washington, D.C., and before that as Project Director for the Jeffersonian Science Project at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Stephen holds a master’s degree in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.