Urban Planning and Policy Development Program Faculty

Bloustein School faculty publish in scholarly journals; serve as advisers to local, state, and federal government; and are engaged in cutting-edge research that addresses many of our era's most challenging issues, including educational policy, brownfields and neighborhood redevelopment, transportation policy, and workforce development.

 

Program Director:
Burchell, Robert W.
Professor and Co-director, Center for Urban Policy Research; B.S.M.E., U.S. Coast Guard Academy; M.C.R.P., Ph.D., Rutgers
Teaching and research interests include real estate analyses, fiscal impact analyses, housing, and land-use planning methods and theory.
burchell@rci.rutgers.edu

 

Faculty:

Amirahmadi, Hooshang
Professor; B.S., Azarabadegan; M.S., Dallas; Ph.D., Cornell (City and Regional Planning)
Teaching and research interests include urban and regional economics, comparative regional policies, international and regional investments, and global restructuring. Area interests include the Middle East.
amirahma@rci.rutgers.edu

Andrews, Clinton J.
Professor and Associate Dean for Planning and New Initiatives; B.S., Brown; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Teaching and research interests include energy and environmental planning, regulatory reform, and planning methods.
cja1@rci.rutgers.edu

DeFilippis, James
Associate Professor; B.A., University of Vermont; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University
Teaching and research interests include urban political economy and political philosophy, relationships between housing, neighborhoods and states, and community development theory and practice.
jdefilip@rutgers.edu

 

Felder, Frank A.

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@rci.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.

 

Glickman, Norman J.

State of New Jersey Professor of Urban Planning; University Professor, Center for Urban Policy Research; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Teaching and research interests include community development; international and regional economic development; econometric modeling and urban impact analysis; and urban and industrial policy.

glickman@rci.rutgers.edu

 

Greenberg, Michael
Professor and Associate Dean of the Faculty; B.A., Hunter; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia (Geography)
Teaching and research interests include environmental planning and management; environmental health; and risk analysis.
mrg@rci.rutgers.edu

 

Holcomb, H. Briavel
Professor; D.E., Oxford; M.A., Ph.D., Colorado (Geography)
Teaching and research interests include the urban world; cybercities; tourism; inequality; and happiness.
holcomb@rci.rutgers.edu

 

Jagannathan, Radha

Professor; B.A., Rutgers (Business); B.A., School of Economics, Delhi (India) (Economics); M.A., Rutgers; Ph.D., Princeton (Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs)

Teaching and research interests include housing, child welfare, poverty, welfare-to-work and other public policy programs, as well as statistical methods.

radha@rci.rutgers.edu

 

Lahr, Michael L.
Associate Research Professor, Center for Urban Policy Research; B.A., M.A., Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania (Regional Science)
Teaching and research interests include economic development; inter-industry economics; urban and regional economics and geography; public finance; and labor markets.
lahr@rci.rutgers.edu

Lake, Robert W.

Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program; B.A., Antioch ; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago (Geography)

Teaching and research interests include urban and political geography; community-based planning; planning theory; and social theories of knowledge production.

rlake@rutgers.edu

 

Larrousse, Paul J.
Director, National Transit Institute; B.A., St. Anselm College; M.S. Polytechnic
Teaching interests include public transportation planning, management, and policy.
plarrousse@nti.rutgers.edu

 

Listokin, David
Research Professor and Co-director, Center for Urban Policy Research; Director, Ph.D Program in Urban Planning and Policy Development; B.A., CUNY (Brooklyn College); M.C.R.P., Ph.D., Rutgers
Teaching and research interests include fair-share housing; urban finance; fiscal impacts; housing policy; environmental impact analysis; education finance; and housing finance.
listokin@rci.rutgers.edu

 

Nelessen, Anton
Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program; B.Architecture, Minnesota; M.S., Harvard (Architecture and Urban Design)
Teaching and research interests include design for new communities; visual perception; communication of planning theory and practice; and three-dimensional environmental simulation.
nelessen@manciple.rutgers.edu

 

Newman, Kathe
Associate Professor and Director, Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement; B.A. Manhattan College; Ph.D. Graduate and University Center City University of New York (Political Science)
Teaching and research interests include the urban political economy; urban change,  revitalization; community development; immigration and community food planning; and housing policy and finance.
knewman@rci.rutgers.edu

 

Noland, Robert B.

Professor and Director, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center; B.A., University of California; M.Sc.and Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Teaching and research interests include  transportation planning and policy issues related to climate change and other environmental outcomes; nonmotorized travel; transportation safety; and the economic analysis of transportation.

rnoland@rutgers.edu

 

Popper, Frank J.

Professor; B.A., Haverford; M.P.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Teaching and research interests include planning history; locally unwanted land uses (LULUs); American population declines; land-use politics; and regional, environmental, and natural resource policy.

fpopper@rci.rutgers.edu

 

Pucher, John R.
Professor; B.A., North Carolina (Chapel Hill); Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
TeaTeaching and research interests include urban transportation with a focus on public transit, walking, and cycling for healthy and sustainable cities.
pucher@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 Fellow, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development; B.A., California (Santa Cruz); M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis
Teaching and 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@rci.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

Smart, Michael
Assistant Professor; B.A., Yale; M.C.R.P., Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Teaching and research interests include how social networks influence activity patterns in neighborhoods; urban modeling and simulation; and geographic information science.

 

Turshen, Meredeth
Professor; B.A., Oberlin College; M.S., New York; D.Phil., Sussex ( U.K. )
Teaching and research interests include social policy in developing nations; international development; women and health; humanitarian assistance; human rights; and gender issues in Africa.
turshen@rci.rutgers.edu

 

Wiggins, Lyna
Associate Professor; B.S., California Polytechnic Institute (San Luis Obispo); M.S., Stanford; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Teaching and research interests include geographic information science; urban applications of GIS; and planning methods.
lyna@rci.rutgers.edu

 

Associated Faculty


Frank Fischer
Professor of Political Science and Public Administration (Rutgers-Newark); Ph.D., New York
Teaching and research interests include science, technology, and environmental policy.


Andrea Hetling
Assistant Professor of Public Policy; B.A., Columbia; Master of International Affairs, Columbia; Ph.D., Maryland
Teaching and research interests include social policy; poverty and inequality; intimate partner violence; social and economic justice; and methods.

ahetling@rutgers.edu

Mantell, Nancy H.
Director, Rutgers Economic Advisory Service; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Research interests include state and local economic and tax forecasting and analysis
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Karen O'Neill
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Director, Department of Human Ecology, SEBS; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)
Teaching and research interests include environmental policy; U.S. history; political sociology; comparative and historical sociology; environmental justice; and environmental sociology.


William Rodgers III
Professor of Public Policy; B.A., Dartmouth College; M.A., California (Santa Barbara); M.A., Ph.D., Harvard
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@rutgers.edu

Edward Ramsamy
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, School of Arts and Sciences; B.A. Hons, UDW (South Africa); M.C.R.P., Ph.D., Rutgers
Teaching and research interests include social theory and urban planning; international development planning; race, culture, and identity; urban political economy; and regional planning in Southern Africa.


Thomas Rudel
Distinguished Professor, Department of Human Ecology, SEBS; B.A., Princeton; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale
Teaching and research interests include land-use change; tropical deforestation in the Ecuadorian Amazon; and suburban sprawl..

Dona Schneider
Professor and Associate Dean for Programs; B.A., Trenton State College; M.A., Rutgers; M.P.H., Rutgers/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Ph.D., Rutgers
Teaching and research interests include morbidity and mortality patterns for children and high-risk groups.

donas@rutgers.edu

Stuart Shapiro
Associate Professor and Director of the Program in Public Policy; B.S., Case Western Reserve; M.P.P., Ph.D., Harvard
Teaching and research interests include regulation and the regulatory process; cost-benefit analysis; economics and policy analysis; and bureaucracy.

stuartsh@rutgers.edu


Rachael Shwom
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Ecology, SEBS; B.A., Syracuse; M.E.M., Duke., Ph.D., Sociology, Michigan State
Teaching and research interests include energy efficiency policy; reducing greenhouse gas emissions; formation of public opinions on climate change; and media's coverage of climate change
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Faculty Fellows


Stuart Meck
Faculty Fellow and Director, Center for Government Services; B.A., M.A., Ohio State; M.B.A., Wright State
Teaching and research interests include land-use law; state growth management; affordable housing; planning and zoning administration; impact analysis; public administration; and finance.
stumeck@rutgers.edu

Marc D. Weiner
Assistant Research Professor; Associate Director and Faculty Fellow, 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.
mdw@ejb.rutgers.edu

 

 

Adjunct Faculty

Andrew Davis
J.D.; Attorney, Andrew Davis Law, LLC

Susan Gruel
M.C.R.P.; Partner, Heyer, Gruel, and Associates

Fred Heyer
M.C.R.P.; Partner, Heyer, Gruel and Associates

Allan Mallach
M.C.R.P.; Consultant, housing, land use, and urban development


P.K. Rao
Ph.D., Visiting Professor/Author, Economics and Policy


Gian-Claudia Sciara
Ph.D., Visiting Professor, Transportation Planning, Policy and Finance