Henry J. Mayer

Henry J. Mayer, Ph.D.

Faculty Fellow


Executive Director, Environmental Analysis and Communications Group, including the Center for Transportation Safety, Security & Risk and the National Center for Neighborhood & Brownfields Redevelopment


B.S. Industrial Management, Purdue University; M.S. Environmental Sciences, Rutgers; Ph.D. Urban Planning & Policy Development, Rutgers


Contact Information

Civic Square Building, room 172

Phone (848) 932-2714

Fax (732) 932-0934

E-mail: hmayer@ejb.rutgers.edu


Research Interests

  • Using GIS, computer modeling and other related technologies to gain a better understanding of the environmental, infrastructure and fiscal impact of alternative regional land use scenarios.
  • The complex and inter-related land use, infrastructure, financial and public policy issues associated with the revitalization of America’s older urban and suburban communities.
  • The equally complex issues surrounding the cleanup, closure and long-term reuse of the Department of Energy’s former nuclear weapons sites.
  • Regional land use planning



  • Greenberg, M., H. Mayer and C. Powers (2011). “Public Preferences for Environmental Management Practices at DOE’s Nuclear Waste Sites.” Remediation, Spring 2011: 117-131.
  • Mayer, H., C. Powers, M. Gochfeld, J. Clarke, J. Burger, L. Bliss, D. Kosson (2010).  “Progress & Challenges: The Cost of Cleaning up the Nation’s Nuclear Weapons Legacy Wastes.” Draft book prepared for CRESP and DOE-EM.  New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers. August 9, 2010
  • Mayer, H. (2008). “Analysis of Vacant Land in New Jersey and Final Report.” Special report prepared for the Council on Affordable Housing, Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers. May 2008.


Teaching and Lecturer Positions (Selected)

  • Instructor – “Local Economic Development” at Rutgers University (2005 and 2008) and Washington College (2009)
  • Guest Lecturer – “Importance of Local Leadership,” Forgotten Cities Lecture Series, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Urban Studies & Planning. 2005



Henry Mayer is Executive Director of the Environmental Analysis & Communications Group (EAC) and the Center for Transportation Safety, Security and Risk (CTSSR) at the E.J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, Rutgers University. He has extensive experience in the corporate, academic, and government arenas, with a focus over the past fifteen years on the large and complex environmental, infrastructure, and land use issues associated with the redevelopment of many of the country’s older cities and towns. Dr. Mayer is currently the Principal Investigator on a two-year “New Jersey Urban Rivers Mitigation, Modeling and Implementation Project” being funded by Federal Emergency Management Agency and the NJ Office of Emergency Management and a three-year “Supporting Secure and Resilient Inland Waterways” project being funded by the Department of Homeland Security.


EAC is an umbrella group for research programs involved with climate change and adaptation, environmental impacts on public health, development of a mid-Atlantic mapping and planning portal to support ocean planning and the Raritan River initiative.


CTSSR is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Center of Excellence, and develops state-of-the-art responses to transportation security challenges of the twenty-first century. Research projects apply decision tools, GIS mapping and risk modeling to real-world transportation


Formerly a Managing Director & Treasurer of Smith Barney, Dr. Mayer brings a unique combination of academic, public service, and private sector finance and management expertise to the Center.

Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)