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Mahmud Farooque

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Clinical Assoc Professor
University Staff, OTHERUS Campus, Mailcode 5603
Clinical Associate Professor
Faculty, OTHERUS Campus, Mailcode 5603

Mahmud Farooque’s work at ASU's Washington Center focuses on linking science and innovation policy to improved decision-making and better societal outcomes. He is a clinical professor with the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes. 

Professor Mahmud coordinates  New Tools for Science Policy Breakfast SeminarCSPO Conversations and Science Program Managers Network. Together with Ira Bennett, he co-leads Concepts and Tools for a New American Science Policy (CaTNASP) and  Science, Policy and Citizenship programs.

As a principal coordinator of  Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology (ECAST), Professor Farooque co-led  WWViews on Biodiversity (2012), Participatory Technology Assessment of NASA’s Asteroid Initiative (2014), and WWViews on Climate and Energy (2015) projects. Mahmud is a Co-PI in the NOAA grant titled “Science Center Public Forums: Community Engagement for Environmental Literacy, Improved Resilience, and Decision-Making.” The three-year project will create replicable models for learning and engagement in eight community science centers across the nation.

Since 2004, he has been working with faculty and senior administration at large American Universities developing, coordinating and facilitating collaborative and trans-disciplinary research in the physical, natural, social sciences, engineering and public policy. Mahmud was the director of collaborative research at the City University of New York, associate director for research development in the physical sciences and engineering at Northwestern University, and the managing director of the USDOT Research Center at Purdue University.

  • Ph.D. Science, Technology and Public Policy, George Mason University
  • M.P.A. Technology and Information Policy, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, NY
Research Interests

Science and Technology Policy, Innovation Systems, Research Management, Trans-disciplinary Education and Training, and Participatory Technology Assessment, Policy and Non-Profit Entrepreneurship and Training.

  • Tomblin, D., R. Worthington, G. Gano, M. Farooque, D. Sittenfeld, and J. Lloyd, 2015. Informing NASA’s Asteroid Initiative: A Citizen’s Forum. Washington DC: Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology.
  • Beier P, D. Behar, L. Hansen, L. Helbrecht, J. Arnold, C. Duke, M. Farooque, P. Frumhoff, L. Irwin, J. Sullivan, J. Williams, 2015. Guiding principles and recommended practices for co-producing actionable science: a How-To Guide for DOI Climate Science Centers and the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. Washington, DC: Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science.
  • Worthington, Richard, Darlene Cavalier, Mahmud Farooque, Gretchen Gano, Henry Geddes, Steven Sander, David Sittenfeld and David Tomblin, 2012. Technology Assessment and Public Participation: From TA to pTA. Washington, DC: Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology.
  • Farooque, Mahmud. 2004. The evolution of technological forecasting and contemporary policy systems, 1935–1999. PhD Dissertation. School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.
  • Farooque, Mahmud, Veronica Hendrickson and My Linh Nguyen (Eds.), Tri-State Trends, New York: New York Academy of Sciences, July 2001-Aug 2002.
  • Schintler, Laurie and Mahmud Farooque, Partners in Motion and Traffic Congestion in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, Washington DC: Federal Highway Administration, Virginia Department of Transportation, July 2001.
  • Porter, Alan, Vary Coates, Mahmud Farooque, Richard Klavans, Hal Linstone, Koty Lapid and Carl Pistorius, “The Future of Technological Forecasting,” Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 67, Spring 2001, pp. 1-17.
  • Quddus, Munir, Michael Goldsby and Mahmud Farooque, “Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity—A Review Article,” Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 26, No. 1, Winter 2000, pp. 87-98.
Research Activity
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FIS 336Science and Technology Policy
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FIS 336Science and Technology Policy
  • Farooque, Mahmud (Ed.), NEXTRANSporter, Purdue University NEXTRANS Center, June 2008 - Nov 2009.

  • Small, Gillian, and Mahmud Farooque (Eds.), OAA Research Newsletter, City University of New York-Office of Academic Affairs, June 2005-Sep 2006. 

  • Farooque, Mahmud, Veronica Hendrickson and My Linh Nguyen (Eds.), Tri-State Trends, New York: New York Academy of Sciences, July 2001-Aug 2002.

Work History

• Clinical Associate Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University (2016-Present) • Associate Director, DC Office, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO), Arizona State University (2009-Present) • Managing Director, USDOT Region V Regional University Transportation Center, Purdue University (2007-2009) • Associate Director of Physical Science and Engineering, Office for Research Development, Northwestern University (2006-2007) • Director for Collaborative Research Projects, Office of Research, City University of New York (2004-2006) • Deputy Director, Policy Program, New York Academy of Sciences (2001-2002) • Research Assistant, Center for Transportation Analysis, George Mason University (1999-2001) • Research Assistant, Center for Science, Policy, and Outcomes, Columbia University (1998-1999) • Research Assistant, Center for Regional Analysis, George Mason University (1996-1998) • Research Assistant, Center for Technology and Information Policy, Syracuse University (1995-1996) • Research Assistant, Center for Global Studies, Houston Advanced Research Center (1995-1995) • Intern, Associate Engineer, Engineer; Electrical Engineering Design Department, M.W. Kellogg Company (1989-1993)

  • American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC  Member, Advisory Board, Thriving Earth Exchange, 2015-Present
  • U.S. Department of Interior, Reston, VA, Member, Climate Science Center Federal Advisory Board, Actionable Science Work Group, 2014-2015
  • International Social Science Council (ICSU), Paris, France, Member, Expert Committee, Belmont Forum/Future Earth Trans-disciplinary Training Proposal, 2014
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC, Member, Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Selection Committee, 2011-2013