Susan E. Cozzens

Professor of Public Policy; Director, Technology Policy and Assessment Center; Associate Dean for Research, School of Public Policy, Ivan Allen College, Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA)

July 5, 2012

Susan E. Cozzens is Professor of Public Policy, Director of the Technology Policy and Assessment Center, and Associate Dean for Research in the Ivan Allen College. Dr. Cozzens’ research interests are in science, technology, and innovation policies in developing countries, including issues of equity, equality, and development. She is active internationally in developing methods for research assessment and science and technology indicators. Her current projects are on water and energy technologies; nanotechnology; social entrepreneurship; pro-poor technology programs; and international research collaboration.

From 1998 through 2003, Dr. Cozzens served as chair of the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy. From 1995 through 1997, Dr. Cozzens was Director of the Office of Policy Support at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The office coordinated policy and management initiatives for the NSF Director, primarily in peer review, strategic planning, and assessment. Before joining Georgia Tech, Dr. Cozzens spent 11 years on the faculty of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Dr. Cozzens has served as a consultant to a number of organizations including, the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy of the National Research Council, Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation. She has served on advisory committees including, the Institute of Medicine (Committee to Evaluate Centers of Excellence at the National Institutes of Health, Framework Committee on The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Evaluation), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (Liberal Education and the Sciences, EPSCoR Evaluation), and the National Academy of Sciences (NSF Decisionmaking for Major Awards). She has also been an invited speaker and consultant on science policy and research evaluation at many international research councils, academies and foundations.

Dr. Cozzens has a distinguished record of service, securing funding, and publication in the fields of science policy and science and technology studies. She is past chair of the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy of the AAAS; and the AAAS Section Y. Dr. Cozzens is past editor of Science, Technology, & Human Values the journal of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), and the journal, Research Evaluation. Currently she is the senior consulting editor for Science and Public Policy; and she has served on councils and committees for several professional societies.

Dr. Cozzens is a Fellow of AAAS, and holds a PhD in Sociology from Columbia University (1985) and a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University (1972, summa cum laude).

Role: Panel Member
Report: Informing Research Choices: Indicators and Judgment (July 2012)