Kenneth Geiser

Kenneth Geiser, Work Environment

Kenneth Geiser, Work Environment

Professor Emeritus
Phone:
978-934-3299
Fax:
978-934-3050
Office:
Kitson 210D

Research Interest

  • Environmental Law and Policy 
  • Environmentally Appropriate Materials 
  • Community and Workplace Health and Safety 
  • Sustainable Production and Industrial Development

Educational Background

B.Arch., Architecture, University of California Berkeley, 1965

M.C.P., City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967 

Ph.D., Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977

Biosketch

Dr. Kenneth Geiser is Professor of Work Environment and Director of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  Dr. Geiser is one of the authors of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act and served as Director of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute from its founding in 1990 to 2003.  His research and writing focus on pollution prevention and cleaner production, toxic chemicals management, international chemicals policy, safer technologies, and green chemistry and, in 2001, he completed a book, Materials Matter: Towards a Sustainable Materials Policy published by MIT Press.  As a recognized expert on environmental and occupational health policy, he has served on various advisory committees for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the United Nations Environment Program.