- Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
- Professor of Science and Society, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, College of Global Futures
- Co-Director, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes
- Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
Daniel Sarewitz is professor of science and society at Arizona State University, where he is co-director of the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes (CSPO), which he helped to found in 1999.
His work focuses on revealing the connections between science policy decisions, scientific research and social outcomes. How does the distribution of the social benefits of science relate to the way that we organize scientific inquiry? What accounts for the highly uneven advance of know-how related to solving human problems? How do the interactions between scientific uncertainty and human values influence decision making? And, how can improved insight into such questions contribute to improved real-world practice?
Professor Sarewitz's most recent book is The Technohuman Condition MIT Press 2011, co-authored with Braden Allenby); he is also the editor of the magazine Issues in Science and Technology (www.issues.org) and a regular columnist for Nature, and the author of many articles, both scholarly and general, about the interactions of science, technology, and society. From 1989-1993 he worked on R&D policy issues as a staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives. He now resides in Washington, D.C., where he is runs the policy and outreach arm of CSPO.
- PhD, Geological Sciences, Cornell University, 1986
- MS, Geology, Oregon State University, 1983
- BS, Haverford College, 1978
Miller, T. R., A. Wiek, D. Sarewitz, L. Olsson, D. Kriebel and D. Loorbach. 2014. The future of sustainability science: A solutions-oriented agenda. Sustainability Science 9(2):239-246. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-013-0224-6. (link )
Allenby, B. R. and D. Sarewitz. 2011. We have made a world we cannot control. New Scientist 2812(28-29):. DOI: 10.1016/S0262-4079(11)61113-5. (link )
Bozeman, B. and D. Sarewitz. 2011. Public value mapping and sceince policy evaluation. MInerva 49:1-23. DOI: 10.1007/s11024-011-9161-7. (link )
Bennett, I. and D. Sarewitz. 2006. Too little, too late? Research policies on the societal implications of nanotechnology in the United States. Science as Culture 15(4):309-323. DOI: 10.1080/09505430601022635. (link )
Bozeman, B. and D. Sarewitz. 2005. Public values and public failure in US science policy. Science and Public Policy 32(2):119-136. DOI: 10.3152/147154305781779588. (link )
Guston, D. H. and D. Sarewitz. 2002. Real-time technology assessment. Technology in Society 24(1-2):93-109. DOI: 10.1016/S0160-791X(01)00047-1. (link )
Lloyd, J. G., T. Nordhaus, D. Sarewitz and A. Trembath eds. 2017. The Rightful Place of Science: Climate Pragmatism. Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes. Tempe, AZ. ISBN: 978-0692897959.
Sarewitz, D. ed. 2014. The Rightful Place of Science: Government & Energy Innovation. Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. ISBN: 978-0692297506.
Guston, D. H. and D. Sarewitz eds. 2006. Shaping Science and Technology Policy: The Next Generation of Research. The University of Wisconsin Press. Madison, WI. ISBN: 978-0299219109.
Foley, R. W., D. H. Guston and D. Sarewitz. 2019. Towards the anticipatory governance of geoengineering. Pp. 223-243 In: Blackstock, J. J. and S. Low eds., Geoengineering Our Climate? Ethics, Politics and Governance. Routledge. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-1849713733.
Sarewitz, D. 2009. Pas de Trois: Science, technology, and the marketplace. In: Johnson, D. G. and J. M. Wetmore eds., Technology and Society: Building our Sociotechnical Future.. MIT Press. Cambridge, MA and London, UK. ISBN: 978-0262600736.
Neff, M. W., N. Chhetri, D. Sarewitz, L. Hidinger, M. O Shea, A. Buttar and U. Chong. 2007. Will Phoenix have sufficient water: A workshop to assess stressors on an urban water system. Poster presented at the February 17, 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Francisco, CA. (link )
Chhetri, N., M. W. Neff, L. Hidinger and D. Sarewitz. 2006. Sensitivity analysis: Role of human induced stressors in increasing the vulnerability of water resources in Phoenix meteropolitan region. Poster presented at the 6-11 August 2006 91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN.
Chhetri, N., M. W. Neff, L. Hidinger and D. Sarewitz. 2006. Sensitivity analysis: Role of human-induced stressors in increasing the vulnerability of water resources in Phoenix metropolitan region. Poster presented at the 6-11 August 2006 91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN.
Neff, M. W., N. Chhetri, L. Hidinger and D. Sarewitz. 2006. A preliminary methodology for analysis of ecosystem sensitivity to climate and other drivers of change. Poster presented at the 6-11 August 2006 91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN.