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Jared L. Cohon

President Emeritus and University Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering & Engineering and Public Policy

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Email: cohon@andrew.cmu.edu
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Jared Cohon started his academic career at Johns Hopkins where he rose through the academic ranks and served in administrative positions from 1973 to 1992, when he left for Yale where he was Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies until 1997.

Dr. Cohon served as Carnegie Mellon's eighth president from 1997 to 2013. During that time, the university made progress on many fronts, including teaching and research, international activities, diversity and economic development in southwest Pennsylvania.

He has worked on large-scale water problems in Argentina, China, India and the U.S. and on energy facility issues, especially nuclear waste. He serves on several government, non-profit, and corporate boards. In 2014 and 2015, he co-chaired the Commission to Review and Evaluate the National Energy Laboratories.

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Research Interests

Water resource systems analysis, Environmental and energy systems and policy, Multiple criteria decision making, Environmental modeling


Ph.D. (Civil Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973.
M.S. (Civil Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972.
B.S. (Civil Engineering), University of Pennsylvania, 1969.