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Stephen R. Stinson

Program Administrator

Stephen R. Stinson is program administrator for the MacArthur Foundation’s Justice Reform grantmaking in US Programs and, in particular, the initiative Models for Change: Systems Reform in Juvenile Justice.

He reviews and manages all Justice Reform grant files prior to award and provides technical assistance to prospective and returning grantees with regard to their project budgets and other due diligence requirements relating to submission of proposals. He provides technical assistance to other Foundation staff with regard to the Justice Reform grant budget, statistical reporting on grantmaking history and projections, graphic design, publication guidelines, and conference planning and management.

Stinson joined the Foundation in 1995, and worked in the former Mental Health Program, where he gained experience with the MacArthur model of research networks and with the actual scientific networks on mental health and human development.  Prior to joining the MacArthur Foundation, Stinson was a professional fund-raiser for healthcare and educational organizations, including Loyola University Chicago, where he served as Director of Foundation Relations. Stinson received master’s degrees in philosophy and in pastoral studies from Loyola University Chicago.  He received bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and English literature from the University of Tennessee, where he currently serves on the Office of Research & Engagement External Advisory Council. Stinson maintains memberships in the American Philosophical Association, the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, and the Public Philosophy Network. He studied graphic design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Stephen R. Stinson works on the following MacArthur programs and projects:

Juvenile Justice

Criminal Justice