Dr. Maurie Cohen is Professor in the Department of Humanities at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society. He is a co-founder and Board Member of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI), an international knowledge network comprising academics, policy makers, and NGO representatives working at the interface of material consumption, sustainable systems innovation, and economic transition (http://www.scorai.org). Dr. Cohen is also the Editor of Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy, an open-access journal dedicated to the wide dissemination of academic research and professional insights on sustainability science and studies (http://sspp.proquest.com).
Dr. Cohen´s books include Innovations in Sustainable Consumption: New Economics, Socio-technical Transitions, and Social Practices (with Halina Szejnwald Brown and Philip Vergragt), 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). He holds a master´s degree in urban and regional planning from Columbia University (1987) and a PhD in regional science from the University of Pennsylvania (1993).