USC Price School of Public Policy

Daniel A. Mazmanian

Daniel A. Mazmanian

Academic Director, USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 201A
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626

Phone: (213) 740-2323

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. in Political Science

Washington University, St. Louis


Environmental policy, policy implementation, sustainable communities, political science

Biographical sketch

Daniel A. Mazmanian is a professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the director of new initiatives at the Center for Sustainable Cities. 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.

Professor 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.

Professor 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.