Samuel Evans received both a Masters of Science in Management Research in 2004 and a Doctorate in Philosophy in 2009 from the University of Oxford under the New College & Institute for Science, Innovation, and Society. He earned his BA in Philosophy and Physics from St. Olaf College in 2002. His Masters thesis, "The Governance of Technology at the World Trade Organization: a cultural theory framework," won the Dan Gowler prize. During his time at Oxford, Dr. Evans worked as a research assistant in the Policy Foresight Programme, working on a series of workshops with Sir Crispin Tickell about science and technology, environment, and society. In 2006-200, He was a visiting researcher at Georgetown University as part of the Center for Peace and Security.