Dr. Judy Shaw, Senior Research Associate, is the Director of the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative, and conducts research related to various aspects of
regional environmental planning, including her most recent work with FEMA and flood mitigation in the Raritan Valley. Since she joined the Center in 2008, she has worked on a wide variety of research projects including brownfield redevelopment (Building Capacity for Brownfields Redevelopment in Community-Based Organizations and Measuring Brownfield Success in New Jersey: How Data Increases Our Competitive Edge). She managed the New Jersey Guide to Green Building for the Rutgers Center for Green Building, and has worked on multiple projects with the Center for Transportation Safety, Security and Risk. She also works on lead poisoning prevention and currently manages the Center's Healthy Homes project with the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services. Dr. Shaw joined the Center after a career in public service with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Community Affairs. While there she rose from her role as a researcher in risk communication, urban environmental planning and public participation to become the Department’s Urban Coordinator and later Administrator of the newly formed Office of Brownfield Reuse, which she oversaw for two years. She also served as Deputy Director of the Office of Neighborhood Empowerment for the Department of Community Affairs from 1996-1998. Prior to coming to the Bloustein School, she led the Office of Community Relations and chaired the Public Participation in Site Remediation Task Force. A certified planner, Dr. Shaw is active in the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association and serves on the Burlington County Agricultural Development Board. Judy was the recipient of the 2011 Elwood “Woody” Jarmer Award for Environmental Achievement. This award is given to a professional planner, elected official or citizen planner that has demonstrated exceptional creativity in balancing environmental concerns with the realities of real estate development.