Bedrosian Center

Daniel A. Mazmanian



Academic Director, USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy

Environmental policy, policy implementation, sustainable communities, political science

Sol Price School of Public Policy
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall, 201A

Mazmanian CV 4-17-14

Dr. Mazmanian was the founding Director of the Bedrosian Center on Governance, from 2005-2012. He is a professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Academic Director of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy. He served as the school’s Ione L. Piper Dean and Professor from 2000-2005. Before coming to USC, he served as dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation since 1994.

Dr. Mazmanian is a widely published scholar in the field of policy implementation and environmental policy. His current research focuses on the transition to sustainable communities. He is recipient of the Aaron Wildavsky Enduring Contribution Award from the American Political Science Association and the Thomas R. Dye Service Award from the Policy Studies Organization. Dr. Mazmanian served as executive director of the “Report of the California Adaptation Advisory Panel to the State of California,” in 2009-2010, and a member of the “Task Force on Environmental Governance of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development,” in 2005-2006. He is past president of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.

He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Washington University and both his M.A. and B.A. in Political Science from San Francisco State University.


Maggioni, Elena, Hal Nelson, and Daniel A. Mazmanian. 2012. Industry influence in Stakeholder‐Driven state climate change planning efforts. Policy Studies Journal 40 (2): 234-55.

Mazmanian, Daniel. 2011. Citizen environmentalists. by James Longhurst. Medford, MA: Tufts University Press, 2010. 264p. Perspectives on Politics 9 (1): 140-1.

Paula D McClain, Carolyn Hughes Tuohy, and Daniel A Mazmanian. 2010. Public policy section of the American Political Science Association; 2010. Aaron Wildavsky Enduring Contribution Award. Policy Studies Journal 2010, sec 38.

Toward a national strategic investment framework. 2010. Public Works Management & Policy 14 (3): 246-62.

Mazmanian, Daniel A. and Michael E. Kraft. 2009. Toward sustainable communities: Transition and transformations in environmental policy. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Chŏng, Yong-dŏk, 1949, Daniel A. Mazmanian 1945, and Shui Yan Tang. Collaborative governance in the United States and Korea. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Seoul National University Press. 2009

California’s climate change policy: The case of a subnational state actor tackling a global challenge. 2008. The Journal of Environment & Development 17 (4): 401-23.

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