Public Engagement

  • Faculty

    Alan McGowan

    Part-time Lecturer

    Office Location:

    Eugene Lang Building

    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 Affiliations:

    • 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
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