Jack Luskin

Throughout his career Jack Luskin had worked to bridge the gap between science/engineering and liberal arts learning, while facilitating the application of research to practical work environments. His interests include providing the environment for academic researchers and practitioners to see and understand their mutual relationship and critical areas of collaboration.

For over 30 years Jack Luskin has facilitated intra- and inter-organizational efforts to build capacity to enhance sustainable practices for industry, national and international agencies and other organizations. His experience includes working with the United Nations Industrial Department and United Nations Environment Program (UNIDO/UNEP), the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Program, State Environmental Agencies, and various national and international NGOs. In the first two, Dr. Luskin developed and facilitated annual meetings of the respective center directors.

As an educator he has held adjunct faculty positions in the Work Environment and Radiological Sciences Departments at University of Massachusetts Lowell, and developed and conducted Cleaner Production training/learning programs in the U.S. and in Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, the Czech and Slovak Republics, and Austria. In the academic arena, as part of a UML Office of the Provost initiative, he co-developed and co-taught courses in the Manning School of Business, as well as in the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences, and the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Dr. Luskin has served on Boards of the Journal of Cleaner Production, the New England Consortium, the Source Reduction Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Environmental Trust, Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications, and the Pollution Prevention Training Committee of the U.S. EPA. He also served as an adviser to the European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production.

Dr. Luskin was Senior Associate Director for Education and Training of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell. As an administrator Dr. Luskin ran programs sponsored by international agencies (the United Nations), National agencies (NIEHS), and foundations (Littauer, Jesse B. Cox). Dr. Luskin has also served as a proposal evaluator for the national Department of Environmental Protection of Ireland.

Dr. Luskin has a B.A. in Sociology, Masters degrees in Education, and Radiological Health Physics, and a Ph.D. in Information Technology, Training and Learning.

Luskin, J., Blackman, A.B. Special Issue on Cleaner Production: Education, Training, and Learning, Journal of Cleaner Production, 8:5, 2000.

Blackman, A.B., Luskin, J. A Methodology for Promoting Pollution Prevention in Public Environmental Agencies, Pollution Prevention Review 10:2, Spring 2000

Luskin, J., Manning, T., Siegel, J.(May 1997) Training Curriculum for Alternative Clothes Cleaning. Volume I: Curriculum [and] Volume II: Instructor’s Manual [and Presentation Materials], Economics, Exposure and Technology Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, US. EPA

Luskin, J., Bakker, M. (June, 1996) Using a Successful Industrial Pollution Prevention Tool in Universities: A Process for Incorporating Sustainable Development into Engineering Curricula, Paper presented at the American Society of Engineering Education, Washington, D.C.

Luskin, J. (June, 1996) Sustainable Development: Creating Agents of Change, Proceedings, American Association of Engineering Societies Working Conference on Sustainable Development, Washington, D.C.

Luskin, J., Wooding, J., Somers, C., and Levenstein, C. Teaching Health and Safety: Problems and Possibilities for Learner-Centered Training, American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 9:5, 665-676

Luskin, J., Geiser, K., & Rossi, M., (April, 1991). Pollution Prevention Education at the Toxics Use Reduction Institute, Paper presented at the Global Pollution Prevention International Conference, Washington, D.C.

Luskin, J. (September, 1989). Technological Change in the Educational Workplace. Paper presented at Emerging Technologies Conference. University of Maine, Augusta, ME.

Maure-Eraso, R., Luskin, J. & Levenstein, C., (1991), Action Priorities to Minimize Incidents of Toxic Release of Petrochemical Products. Workplace Health Fund Symposium on the Prevention of Major Chemical Release Incidents. Washington, D.C.

Luskin, J. Pearlman, R., & Richardson, C. (April, 1989). Technology and the Educational Workplace. Presentation at the Second Annual Conference on Distance Learning in the Northeast. Springfield, MA.

Luskin, J. (April, 1988) Building Health and Safety Capabilities in New England. Presentation at Hazmat East ’88 Conference. Atlantic City, NJ.

Luskin, J., Wooding, J., & Levenstein, C. (1988). Worker Training and Education. Journal of Public Health Policy, 9, 342-245.

Luskin, J., Solomon, B., (December, 1986). Electronic Communications for Organizations. Paper presented at annual conference of the National Society for Performance and Instruction. San Francisco, CA.

French, C., Luskin, J., Chabot, G., & Skrable, K., (1982). An Index for Increasing Public Comprehension of Radiation Risks. Proceedings of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.

Luskin, J., French, C., Skrable, K., Pendergast-Luskin, J., & Chabot, G. (1979). Radiation and the Public. Proceedings of the Mid-Year Symposium of the Health Physics Society. Honolulu, HI.