Frank T. Manheim

Affiliate Professor


Main: 703-631-0166
Fax: 208-977-0348

3351 Fairfax Dr., MS 3B1
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Curriculum Vita



Frank T. Manheim joined George Mason University’s School of Public Policy (now the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs) in 2003 after retiring from the U.S. Geological Survey. At USGS his areas of expertise included marine geochemistry (including scientific drilling expeditions), offshore mineral resources, coastal hydrology, and environmental studies of estuarine and coastal sediments and waters.

Research interests at George Mason University include: U.S. environmental and natural resource policy and comparison of U.S. and EU environmental laws, lawmaking, and policy; history of U.S. scientific and technical agencies and science policy; regulatory and sociopolitical barriers to development of renewable energy and carbon sequestration; comparative study of science education in the U.S. and the EU; and African American educational history, with special emphasis on pre-1960s secondary school systems.

Areas of Research

  • Education
  • Environmental Laws & Policy – Comparative Study of U.S. & EU
  • Renewable Energy
  • Science Policy – History
  • U.S. Envirnomental and Natural Resource Policy
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