John Cronin specializes in environmental policy making, legislative procedure, and professional advocacy. His work with Pace dates to 1985 when, while Hudson Riverkeeper, he co-founded the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic with Pace law professors Nicholas Robinson, Richard Ottinger and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. He came to Dyson College in 1999 as its first resident scholar in environmental studies. He co-authored The Riverkeepers with Kennedy, and edits EarthDesk.org, the DCISE blog. He has served as a legislative aide, lobbyist, pollution investigator, commercial fisherman, and business agent to commercial fishermen.
John Cronin's interests include water policy, animal welfare, environmental history, and citizen implementation of environmental law. His current work includes STEM and real-time water monitoring, and U.S. compliance with the UN Declaration on the Human Right to Water.