Title: Political Science Professor, Consultant
Company: College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York
Location: Syracuse, New York, United States
John R. Mathiason, PhD, Political Science Professor and Consultant at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Higher Learning.
Since 2012, Dr. Mathiason has taught concurrently at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry with the State University of New York, as well as the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs. He has held a number of social and public works positions including deputy director with the division of advancement of women at the UN Secretariat, and is the current editor-in-chief of International Organizations Studies as well as managing director of Associates International Management Services. Dr. Mathiason is a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award and the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Politics, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World.
Born in Willmar, Minnesota, Dr. Mathiason graduated summa cum laude from St. Olaf College and earned a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1968. He was an expert with social aspects agrarian reform of the Technical Cooperation Bureau in Caracas, Venezuela, and after earning a PhD joined the University of Washington to teach communications. Dr. Mathiason joined the UN as an associate social affairs officer in 1971, and went on to work for the organization in Pakistan and New York. After leaving the organization in 1997, he focused on his role as an adjunct professor of public administration at New York University, and taught for three years with Syracuse University before assuming his current roles.
Dr. Mathiason is the author of “Internet Governance: The New Frontier of Global Institutions,” “Invisible Governance: International Secretariats in Global Politics,” and “Eliminating Weapons of Mass Destruction: Prospects of Effective International Verification.” He was honored with a 1983 Distinguished Adjunct Professor Award from the Graduate School of Public Administration at New York University, and is a member of the Association of Former International Civil Servants.
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