Stephanie McClellan, Ph.D.

Director, Special Initiative on Offshore Wind

University of Delaware

Stephanie McClellan is the Director of the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind, at the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, University of Delaware. She has expertise in cutting-edge state/federal offshore wind issues, policy and advocacy, gained from her professional experience in state/local government and private industry. She previously served as the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Outreach for the Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC), a proposed 350-mile subsea transmission system to serve offshore wind farms.

Stephanie entered the offshore wind industry after her immersion in the field as Policy Director for Governor Jack A. Markell. Prior to joining the Markell administration, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware in the School of Public Policy and Administration, and an elected member of the New Castle County Council. In both positions, she focused on environmental leadership and policy. McClellan holds a doctorate in Urban Affairs and Public Policy.

Presentation: New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan

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