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Steven Devlin Extension Program Director — Business Development Program

  • Steven Devlin
  • Extension Program Director — Business Development Program
  • Assistant Dean for Industrial Relations and Entrepreneurship
  • Business Development
  • 573-882-4321
  • Office
  • W1035 Lafferre Hall
  • Columbia, MO 65211

Steven L. Devlin has a joint appointment as the University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program director and the Assistant Dean for Entrepreneurship in the MU College of Engineering. Devlin leads a $10.4 million statewide program that includes the Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers, the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, the Economic Development Administration University Center, the Environmental Assistance Center and the Workforce Development Program.

Before joining the BDP in early 2013, Devlin played a variety of roles at the Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Service, where he most recently led the Manufacturing Extension Partnership. He holds a bachelor’s degree industrial science and a master’s degree in industrial technology. He is nearing completion of his doctorate from Iowa State University in industrial education and technology.

Devlin’s research interests include bio-polymers and bio-composites, the biobased products industry and rapid prototyping. As the son of an extension professional, he has a deep appreciation for the roles played by the land-grant university, extension and higher education in regional economic development.


  • MS from Iowa State University
  • BS from Truman State University