Lyn Stabler       Staff      Advisory Board



Lyn is the Vice President for Policy and Analysis at the Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA). MTA is state-sponsored non-profit organization with a mission to champion science and technology-based economic development for the state. Lyn’s responsibilities include the annual publication of the Mississippi Innovation Index. First published in 2002, the Innovation Index presents data on 24 indicators of progress for activities contributing to developing a dynamic technology life cycle in Mississippi. The Innovation Index also presents the Mississippi’s 8 Innovation Goals. The Innovation Goals matrix displays 10-year targets, baselines and annual performance levels for activity along a continuum from basic research to commercialization, business development, industrial productivity, technology workforce development and investment capital.

Prior to joining MTA, Lyn served for 10 years as an organizational development consultant for the Center of Higher Learning, at the John C. Stennis Space Center. At CHL Lyn provided organizational design and development, strategic planning, and performance measurement support to federal agencies at Stennis Space Center, and Mississippi state agencies and academic institutions. Lyn received her Ph.D. in International Development from the University of Southern Mississippi; her dissertation research entitled “R&D Policy and Economic Growth: Factor, Externality and Silver Bullet” provides empirical evidence for the link between venture capital and university R&D, using trend data from 50 US States. Lyn received
her Masters in Organizational Psychology from the University of Alabama, and a BS in Psychology from Troy State University. Dr. Stabler lives with her husband and three children in Bay St. Lo uis, Mississippi.

Dr. Lyn Stabler
134 Market Ridge Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Telephone: (601) 960-3635
Fax: (601) 960-3605