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Peter J. Balint

Professor Emeritus of Public Policy
Peter J. Balint



Research Hall Room 329, MSN: 3F4
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030



Peter Balint is Professor Emeritus of Public Policy in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He teaches courses on environmental policy and politics and on research methods and data analysis. His research addresses various aspects of environmental policy, including community-based conservation, natural resource management, and the management of so-called wicked environmental problems. He has a PhD in Policy Studies and an MS in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland. Before his university career, he taught English for more than twenty years in the inner-city alternative public high schools of Albany, NY.

Areas of Research

  • Community-based Conservation
  • Environmental Policy
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Wicked Environmental Problems