JOHN STEFFENS, PhD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EMERITUS
Dr. John Steffans holds a PhD in general administration from the University of Oklahoma and served as Executive Director of PSI. His background incorporates a broad spectrum of educational experiences, including teaching and administration in schools, international programs, development of a broad variety of human and social service programs, the evaluation of social service programs, and the organizational analysis of schools and social service organizations. He has served as a special consultant to the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Advisory Council on Equal Educational Opportunity, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Institutes of Health, the U.S. departments of Energy, Defense, and Labor, the Urban League, the U.S. Air Force, the Organization of American States, and a host of other state, local, and community agencies, departments and programs, nationally and internationally.
AJIA I. MEUX, MSW, MA, COMMUNICATIONS AND PROJECT MANAGER
Ajia Meux joined the Public Service Institute part-time in January 2018 as a Communications Research Fellow. She transitioned to full-time as Projects and Communications Manager in June 2018, where she manages strategic communications and program development for PSI. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication and Howard University’s School of Social Work. Her work has been featured in the Dallas Morning News, OU Daily, Renovator Magazine, and OKC Territory. She also writes on critical cultural topics.