Maurie J. Cohen is Professor of Sustainability Studies and Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is also Associate Faculty Member with the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University, Associate Faculty Member with the Rutgers/NJIT Urban Systems Program, and Associate Fellow at the Tellus Institute. Cohen serves as Editor of Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy and Associate Editor of Environmental Innovation and Sustainability Transitions and is co-founder and Management Team member of the Future Earth Knowledge-Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production. His books include The Future of Consumer Society: Prospects for Sustainability in the New Economy; Social Change and the Coming of Post-consumer Society; Putting Sustainability into Practice: Applications and Advances in Research on Sustainable Consumption; Innovations in Sustainable Consumption: New Economics, Socio-technical Transitions and Social Practices; and Exploring Sustainable Consumption: Environmental Policy and the Social Sciences. Cohen received his PhD. in regional science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993.