Public Policy Faculty

The faculty in the Public Policy Program have extensive practical experience in applied research and public service. Faculty members have served in such roles as the director of policy for the governor of New Jersey, the chair of the New Jersey Commission on Legislative Ethics and Campaign Finance, and as senior staff in survey research firms. Faculty members also serve on numerous boards and commissions covering a wide range of public policy and political issues.

 

Political practitioners, government officials, and journalists conduct seminars for the graduate students in the public policy program. Current and former elected and appointed officials also lead courses. Former Governor of New Jersey Jim Florio brings years of experience to the seminars he teaches on public decision making and environmental policy.

 

Program Director:

Shapiro, Stuart
Associate Professor; B.S., Case Western Reserve; M.P.P., Ph.D., Harvard
Teaching and research interests including public administration and public policy, regulartory processes, civil-service issues, economics, quantitative methods.
stuartsh@rci.rutgers.edu


Faculty:

Anglin, Roland V.
Faculty Fellow and Director, Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies (Rutgers-Newark); B.A., Brooklyn College; M.A., Northwestern; Ph.D., Chicago
Teaching interests include community development, project management, and information technology.
r.anglin@rutgers.edu

Cantor, Joel
Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for State Health Policy; B.A., Wisconsin; Sc.D., Johns Hopkins
Teaching and research interests include health care financing and delivery; health care policy; and access to health services by low-income populations.
jcantor@rci.rutgers.edu

Caprio, Raphael J.
University Professor and Director, Bloustein Local Government Research Center; B.A., Rutgers; M.A., Cincinnati; Ph.D., Rutgers
Teaching and research interests include government management; state and local tax policy; interest arbitration and public sector labor issues; and regional economic development.

ray@dceo.rutgers.edu

Coleman, Henry A.
Associate Professor; B.A., Morehouse College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton
Research interests include the analysis of public policy issues, especially in the areas of state and local finances, income redistribution, and labor force utilization.
hcoleman@rci.rutgers.edu

Crowley, Jocelyn Elise
Professor; B.A., Cornell; M.P.P., Georgetown; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Teaching and research interests include social, family, and gender policies.
jocelync@rci.rutgers.edu

Curenton, Stephanie
Assistant Professor; B.A., Wittenberg; M.A., Ph.D., Virginia
Research interests include education policy; early childhood education and intervention; workforce development for early childhood teachers; and language and social indicators of school readiness.
curenton@rutgers.edu|

Felder, Frank A.
Associate Research Professor and Director, Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy; B.A., Columbia College; B.S., School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Columbia University; S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Teaching and research interests include energy policy and restructured electric power systems.
ffelder@rutgers.edu

Florio, James J.
Former Governor of New Jersey; University Professor of Public Policy; Co-director, National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment; J.D., Rutgers' School of Law–Camden
Teaching interests include executive and legislative policymaking and decision making for public policy.

Hetling, Andrea
Associate Professor, B.A. Columbia University; Master of International Affairs, Columbia University, Ph.D. University of Maryland
Teaching and research interests include social policy; poverty and inequality; intimate partner violence; social and economic justice; and methods.
ahetling@rci.rutgers.edu

Jaffe, Sanford
Director, Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution; B.A., Rutgers ; LL.B., Harvard
Teaching and research interests include negotiation, dispute resolution, legal education, and criminal justice.
cncr@rci.rutgers.edu

Mabe, William
Faculty Fellow, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development; B.S.F.S., Georgetown; M.P.M., Maryland School of Public Affairs; Ph.D., Rutgers
Teaching and research interests include evaluation; statistical methodology; corporate governance; and political economy.

Mouzon, Dawne
Assistant Professor; B.S., Rutgers; M.P.H., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers
Teaching and research interests include physical and mental health disparities, including the subdisciplines of race, gender, and sociology of the family.
dawne.mouzon@rutgers.edu

Rodgers III, William M.
Professor; Chief Economist, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development; B.A., Dartmouth College; M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A. and Ph.D., Harvard University
Teaching and research interests economic and social inequality; skills gaps and shortages; macroeconomic policy and labor market outcomes; and the federal minimum wage and food security.
wrodgers@rci.rutgers.edu

Rubin, Julia Sass
Associate Professor; A.B., Harvard (Radcliffe); M.B.A., A.M.,Ph.D., Harvard
Teaching and research interests include organizational behavior; community and neighborhood development; not-for-profit organizations; and small business creation
jlsrubin@rci.rutgers.edu

Salzman, Hal
Professor and Senior Faculty Fellow, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development; B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; M..A. and Ph.D., Brandeis University
Research interests include workforce development and labor markets relative to technological change; science and engineering workforce policy; low-wage workers; internal labor markets; and corporate restructuring.
hsalzman@rutgers.edu

Seneca, Joseph J.
University Professor; B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Teaching and research interests include environmental policy and regulation; state and local economic development; and finance.
seneca@rci.rutgers.edu

Stamato, Linda
Faculty Fellow and Co-Director, Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution; B.A., Rutgers (Douglass College); M.A., Seton Hall; M.A., Rutgers
Teaching and research interests include negotiation; conflict resolution; higher education policy; and regulatory policy.
lstamato@rci.rutgers.edu

Van Horn, Carl E.
Distinguished Professor; Director, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development; B.A., Pittsburgh; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State (Political Science)
Teaching and research interests include employment policy; policy analysis and evaluation; public policy formation; and state government and politics.
vanhorn@rci.rutgers.edu

Weiner, Marc D.
Assistant Research Professor, Faculty Fellow, and Associate Director, Bloustein Center for Survey Research; B.A., Syracuse University (political philosophy); J.D., Widener University; Ph.D., Rutgers University (political science)
Teaching and research interests include survey research and public opinion analysis; public policy and public health analysis; demography and population studies; and political parties, elections, and public law.
mdweiner@rci.rutgers.edu

Wolff, Nancy
Professor and Director, Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research; B.A., Ph.D., Iowa State
Teaching and research interests include health economics, public finance and criminal justice.
nwolff@cbhs.rutgers.edu

Zukin, Cliff
Professor; B.A., Oregon; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State (Political Science)
Teaching and research interests include survey research and public opinion, including voting behavior and New Jersey politics.
zukin@rci.rutgers.edu