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  • Alan McGowan

    Part-Time Faculty

    Email
    mcgowana@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    Alan McGowan

    Profile

    I am primarily interested in the social impact of science and technology. This includes environmental, environmental justice, and racial issues. Having primarily been involved in running non-profit organizations for my career, I am also interested in the impact of the non-profit sector.


    Degrees Held

    Bachelor of Engineering, Yale University, 1957


    Professional Affiliation

    • Board Chair, Student Pugwash USA
    • Board Member, Bermuda Biological Station for Research
    • Executive Editor, Environment Magazine
    • Board Member, Metcalf Institute for Environmental Journalism
    • Elected Member, Council on Foreign Relations
    • Elected Member, Society of Environmental Journalists
    • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science

    Recent Publications

    • "Genes and Race in the Classroom," Journal of College Science Teaching, May-June 2005
    • "Challenges for Environmental Studies," Environment, April 2004
    • "Genomics: Perceptions of the Public and the Press," GeneLetter, January 2001

    Research Interests

    • Impact of race on health
    • Biological conception of race
    • Science and the environment

    Awards And Honors

    • Teacher Recognition Award, American Association of Physics Teachers
    • Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

    Current Courses

    Directed Research

    Directed Research (Spring 2019)

    Environment and Society

    Renewable Energy Systems

    Renewable Energy Systems (Spring 2019)

    Renewable Energy Systems

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