Faculty & Staff

Sheldon Krimsky

Lenore Stern Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact Info:
Urban and Environmental
Policy and Planning
97 Talbot Avenue
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.3394
Fax: 617.627.3377
Personal website
Sheldon Krimsky, professor of urban and environmental policy and planning, received a B.S. and M.S. in physics at Brooklyn College and Purdue University, respectively, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in philosophy at Boston University. He has taught at the University of South Florida, Boston University, SUNY at Stony Brook, and Wesleyan University. He has served on the national Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee of NIH, chaired the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility of AAAS, is an Elected Fellow of the AAAS, and has been a consultant to the Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress. He is on the Board of Directors of the Council for Responsible Genetics, serves on the editorial board of seven journals, and has published numerous essays on regulation and the social and ethical aspects of science and technology. He is the author of Genetic Alchemy, Biotechnics and Society, Hormonal Chaos, and Science in the Private Interest; co-author of Environmental Hazards and Agricultural Biotechnology and the Environment; and co-editor of Social Theories of Risk. His current research focuses on the role of science in public policy, environmental policy, social theories of risk, biotechnology, and chemicals in the environment.