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 publisher 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.
Geane de Lima
Marketing and sales director Geane de Lima is the president 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.
Kihana Langdon is the executive assistant for the Miller-McCune Center. She received her B.A. in Global and International Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina for a semester.
Michael Todd is the science communications director for the Miller-McCune Center and senior staff writer for Pacific Standard. Most of his professional life has been spent in journalism at newspapers located from the Marshall Islands to tiny California farming communities. Before joining the publishing arm of the Miller-McCune Center, he was managing editor of the magazine Hispanic Business.