Education & Workforce/ Naval STEM Team

Michael Simpson, D. Env. – Director of Education and Workforce

Dr. Michael Simpson is the director of Education and Workforce (E & W) in the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Dr. Simpson coordinates E & W/ Naval STEM efforts with other components of the Department of Defense, other entities of the Federal Government, and with members of the private, nonprofit, and academic sectors. Dr. Simpson began his STEM policy work on Capitol Hill in 1981 when he was selected as the American Association for the Advancement of Science/ CRS Science Fellow for that year.

Dr. Simpson has chaired the STEM Council of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), where he focused corporate and customer attention to the workforce and community benefits and responsibilities of corporate commitments to STEM outreach, education, and worker development. He also co-chaired CSC’s Diversity Council, functionally linking STEM and diversity workforce development and results. Dr. Simpson received his Artis Baccalaureate in Biological Sciences from UC Berkeley, Master of Science in Biological Sciences from USF, Master of Science in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley, and his Doctorate of Environment Sciences and Engineering degree from UCLA.