Dr. Terry Babcock-Lumish is President of Islay Consulting LLC, an economic, policy, and political consultancy she founded in 2005 to meet the needs of innovative clients committed to effecting positive change, from local to global.
Before joining West Point’s Department of Social Sciences, Dr. Babcock-Lumish served as the founding Director of Public Policy at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, dedicated to education, research, and civic engagement in Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelts’ historic New York City home. Previously, she served as research faculty at the Rothermere American Institute, the Oxford University Centre for the Environment, the University of Arizona, and the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School. Her research interests involve decision-making in financial innovation at the intersection of science, technology, and society, with implications for private and social entrepreneurship alike. She has worked in local, state, and federal government, most recently as a Presidential Management Fellow in the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. Upon leaving the White House in 2001, she served as a researcher for two books by the Honorable Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore.
Dr. Babcock-Lumish completed her BS at Carnegie Mellon University and earned her MPA in environmental and technology policy as a Lilly Community Assistance Fellow at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She read her DPhil at the University of Oxford as a Truman and Clarendon Scholar.