Director Research Program on Sustainability
Columbia University Earth Institute
Steven Cohen is a management and policy expert, serving as director of the Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management at Columbia University’s Earth Institute and a professor in the practice of public affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is also director of the Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and the director of the Master of Science in Sustainability Management at Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education. Dr. Cohen is the former Executive Director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute, and now serves as a senior advisor for the Institute. He is a consultant, former policy analyst, and former member of the Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology for the U.S. EPA. Cohen is the author of several books, including "The Sustainable City" (2017) and "Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy" (2015), and writes regular columns on issues of sustainability management and environmental policy. He is a graduate of Franklin College of Indiana (1974) and the State University of New York at Buffalo (MA, 1977; PhD, 1979).