Stephanie Hampton is Director of the Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (CEREO) and a Professor in the School of the Environment at Washington State University. CEREO works to resolve environmental issues through the power of collaborative partnerships, addressing a wide range of environmental projects such as watershed management, tracking the nitrogen cycle, and studying urban socio-ecological systems. Dr. Hampton's research ranges from basic investigations in aquatic science using statistical analysis of large databases to broader applications of empirical evidence in environmental issues. Prior to joining WSU, she was Deputy Director of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California - Santa Barbara.
Dr. Hampton is active in exploring methods by which the scientific community can more broadly engage in data sharing, data-intensive research, and open science; she leads efforts to improve computational literacy, the culture of scientific collaboration, and accessibility of robust cyberinfrastructure in the environmental sciences. She currently chairs the Advisory Committee for National Science Foundation's Biological Sciences Directorate, and she serves on advisory boards for NCEAS, the Canadian Institute of Ecology and Evolution, the Conservation Research Panel of the World Wildlife Fund's Luc Hoffman Institute, and the Ocean Modeling Forum.