Dr. Stan Meiburg is the Executive Director of the Andrew Sabin Family Center for Environment and Sustainability after serving in the same role for the previous Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) at Wake Forest University since 2022. This follows five years at Wake Forest as the Director of Graduate Studies in Sustainability and a 39-year career with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. From 2014 to 2017, Dr. Meiburg served as EPA’s Acting Deputy Administrator, the agency’s second highest position.

Before becoming Deputy Administrator, Dr. Meiburg served in senior career positions as EPA’s Deputy Regional Administrator in the Southeast and South Central regions of the United States, as well as in EPA offices in Research Triangle Park and in Washington, DC. He received EPA’s Distinguished Career Service Award, EPA’s Gold Medal for his work on the Clean Air Act Amendments, the Commander’s Award for Public Service from the Department of the Army, and the Distinguished Federal Executive award, the highest civilian award for a Federal senior executive. He was a member of the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission from 2017 through 2021 (Chair 2019-2021), and is a member of the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, and a Senior Advisor to The Water Institute. He also teaches in the Department of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest.

Dr. Meiburg holds a B.A. degree from Wake Forest University, and masters and doctoral degrees in political science from The Johns Hopkins University.