The Miller-McCune Center for Research, Media and Public Policy is 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization located in Santa Barbara, California. As a private operating foundation, the Miller-McCune Center strives to not just inform, but also to promote meaningful dialogue by reporting, in clear and concise language, the latest and most relevant scientific research and innovations shaping the issues of the day. We satisfy the intellectually curious while arming business leaders, politicians, scientists, and other policymakers with the information and tools they need to work towards solutions to the most pressing issues.
Sara Miller McCune
Sara Miller McCune, founder and executive chairman of the Miller-McCune Center for Research, Media, and Public Policy, is the publisher and chairman of SAGE Publications, Inc. SAGE is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California, with offices in Washington D.C., London, New Delhi, Kolkata, and Singapore. She is also the president of the McCune Foundation, based in Montecito, California. In 1965, she founded SAGE in New York City, moved the company to California in 1966, and became SAGE’s chairman in 1984. Miller McCune, a graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York, is a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. She has served as a trustee of the Fielding Graduate University, headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, and she served as Fielding’s interim president in 1999-2000. She is currently a member of the University of California, Santa Barbara Foundation board of trustees, and the UCSB Chancellor’s Council.
P. Steven Ainsley
P. Steven Ainsley is the president and publisher of Pacific Standard. Before joining the magazine in 2011, Ainsley spent three decades as a senior manager with the New York Times Company. His last position with the Times Company was publisher of The Boston Globe. Ainsley has held directorships on the boards of several not-for-profit agencies, and has been recognized as Santa Barbara Humanitarian of the Year and Santa Barbara’s Anti-Defamation League Person of the Year. He is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow. Ainsley has been a guest lecturer at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management and Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, and was commencement speaker at the University of North Alabama in 2008. Ainsley holds degrees from New York University and Emory University’s Advanced Management Program.
Marketing and sales director Geane DeLima is the executive director of the Miller-McCune Center for Research, Media, and Public Policy, home of Pacific Standard. She has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and advertising with academic journals, societies, and consumer publications. She has worked closely with the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, the American Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology, Sociologists for Women in Society, the Society for Public Health Education, the Association of Black Psychologists, and the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy.