Political economy of resource control, environmental sociology, social psychology of environmental concern, research methods and design, statistics, diffusion of technological innovation
Dr. Guagnano was primary faculty member in the Department of Sociology and an associate faculty member in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, the Center for Global Studies, the School of Public Policy and the Cultural Studies Program at George Mason University. He is also the founder and past director of the Northern Virginia Survey Research Laboratory at the University. He received a Ph.D. in Human Ecology from the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Guagnano has served as principal investigator for the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and was the recipient of two National Science Foundation awards under the program on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change.
In 1995, he received the George Mason University Award for Teaching Excellence and has taught previous courses for the Center for Global Education in Madrid, Spain and Florence, Italy. He has written articles utilizing data from three major cross national survey efforts: The European Consortium for Comparative Social Surveys, The Global Environmental Survey and The International Social Survey Program.