Center for Environmental Policy and Administration

Allan Mazur

Professor, Public Affairs

Contact Information

Office:435 Crouse-Hinds
Email:amazur at
Vita:Available here

Brief Biography

Allan Mazur, a sociologist and an engineer, is professor of public affairs in the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, where he has taught since 1971. Prior to that he was a member of the social science faculties of MIT and Stanford University, and he has worked for some years in the aerospace industry. He has a B.S. in physics (IIT, 1961), and M.S. in engineering (UCLA, 1964) and a Ph.D. in sociology (Johns Hopkins, 1969).

Elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Mazur has over 150 articles in the social science literature and is researching his eighth book. He is especially interested in biosociology; research methods; and in controversies over science, technology, and the environment.

Environmental Research Areas

  • Climate Change
  • Public Knowledge and Ignorance about Science and the Environment
  • Risk Issues in English-Speaking Nations
  • Technical Expertise and the Mass Media in Environmental Controversies

Environmental Courses

Selected Papers and Abstracts since 2000

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