Maurie Cohen
Maurie Cohen
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Environmental Science/Director, Graduate Program in Environmental Policy Studies


Dr. Cohen is Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science at NJIT and Director of the Program in Environmental Policy Studies and the Program in Science, Technology and Society. He is also an Associate at the Tellus Institute in Boston and has held prior academic positions at the University of Leeds, Binghamton University (State University of New York), Mansfield College (Oxford University), and Indiana University. He received his Ph.D. in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993.

Dr. Cohen is co-founder and co-convener of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI), an international knowledge network comprising academics, policy makers, and practitioners working at the interface of material consumption, sustainable systems innovation, and economic transition. He is the editor of Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy, an open-access e-journal dedicated to the wide dissemination of scholarly research and professional insights on sustainability and a Board Member of the Princeton School Gardens Cooperative. Dr. Cohen’s books include Exploring Sustainable Consumption: Environmental Policy and the Social Sciences (with Joseph Murphy), Risk in the Modern Age: Social Theory, Science, and Environmental Decision Making, and The Exxon Valdez Disaster: Readings on a Social Problem (with J. Steven Picou and Duane Gill).

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