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.

 

Faculty Index: A | B | C | D | F | G | H | J | K | L | M | N | P | R | S | T | V | W | Z | Associated Faculty | Instructors | Emeritus

 

A

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@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@rutgers.edu

 

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

B

Burchell, Robert W.

Distinguished Professor, Co-director, Center for Urban Policy Research and Director, Urban Planning and Policy Development Program ; 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@rutgers.edu

 

C

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@ifh.rutgers.edu

 

Caprio, Raphael J.

University Professor, B.A. Rutgers University, Newark, M.A. University of Cincinnati, Ph.D. Rutgers University, New Brunswick

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.

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@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@rutgers.edu

 

Curenton, Stephanie

Assistant Professor; B.A., Wittenberg University; M..A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

Teaching and 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|

Curvin, Robert

Senior Policy Fellow; B.A., M.S.W., Rutgers; Ph.D., Princeton
Teaching and research interests include urban issues; issues of quality and equity; and philanthropy.

 

 

D

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

 

F

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; Senior Policy Fellow of Public Policy; Co-founder, 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.

 

G

Glickman, Norman J.

Distinguished University Professor of Planning and Public Policy; 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@rutgers.edu

 

Greenberg, Michael R.

Distinguished 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@rutgers.edu

 

H

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@rutgers.edu

 

Holcomb, Briavel

Professor; B.Sc., Nottingham ( U.K. ); Dip. Ed., Oxford (U.K.); M.A., Ph.D., Colorado (Geography)
Teaching and research interests include the urban world; cybercities; tourism; inequality; and happiness.

holcomb@rutgers.edu

 

Hughes, James W.

Distinguished Professor and Dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; Director, Rutgers Regional Report; B.S., M.C.R.P., Ph.D., Rutgers

Teaching and research interests include demographics, housing and real estate markets, and analysis of regional and state economies.

jwhughes@rutgers.edu

 

J

Jaffe, Sanford

Co-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@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)

Research and teaching interests include public welfare; child welfare; welfare-to-work programs; and statistics and methods.

radha@rutgers.edu

 

K

Krueckeberg, Donald A. (In Memoriam)

Professor and Associate Dean for Master's and Professional Programs; B.S., Michigan State ; M.C.P., Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Teaching and research interests include property theory, land use policy, planning history, and planning theory.

 

L

Lahr, Michael L.

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@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

Distinguished Professor and Co-director, Center for Urban Policy Research; 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@rutgers.edu

 

M

Mantell, Nancy H.

Director, Rutgers Economic Advisory Services, B.A.(Economics), M.A., Ph.D. (Business and Applied Economics), University of Pennsylvania

Research interests include state and local economic and tax forecasting and analysis.

Nlhm051943@aol.com

 

Mabe, William

Faculty Fellow and Director, Research and Evaluation, 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.

 

Mayer, Henry J.

Executive Director, National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment; B.S., Purdue; M.S., Ph.D., Rutgers

Research and teaching interests include neighborhood revitalization.

hmayer@rutgers.edu

 

Meck, Stuart

Associate Research Professor and Director, Center for Planning Practice; B.A. and M.A. in Journalism and Master of City Planning, The Ohio State University; M.B.A., Wright State University

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

 

Miller, Jane

Professor; Research Professor, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research; B.A., Williams College; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Teaching and research interests include maternal and infant health; and demography.

jem@rutgers.edu

 

Mouzon, Dawne

Assistant Professor; B.S. Rutgers University; M.P.H., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University

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

 

N

Nelessen, Anton

Professor and Director, Undergraduate Program; B. A., 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@rci.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@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

 

P

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@rutgers.edu

 

Pucher, John R.

Professor; B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Teaching and research interests include urban transportation with a focus on public transit, walking, and cycling for healthy and sustainable cities.

pucher@rutgers.edu

 

R

Rodgers III, William

Professor Graduate Faculty, SMLR; Chief Economist, 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@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@rutgers.edu

 

S

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

 

Schneider, Dona

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

 

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@rutgers.edu

 

Shapiro, Stuart

Associate Professor and Director, Public Policy Program; 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

 

Shih, Mi

Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Rutgers University, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Teaching and research interests include international urbanization; land development and property rights; city redevelopment; and social protests and citizenship in China.

mi.shih@ejb.rutgers.edu

 

Smart, Michael

Assistant Professor; B.A., Yale; M.C.R.P., Pennsylvania; Ph.D., UCLA

Teaching and research interests include how social networks influence activity patterns in neighborhoods; urban modeling and simulation; and geographic information science.
mike.smart@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@rutgers.edu

 

T

Turshen, Meredeth

Professor; B.A., Oberlin College ; M.A., New York ; DPhil. , 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@rutgers.edu

 

V

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@rutgers.edu

 

W

Weiner, Marc D.

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

 

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@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

 

Z

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@rutgers.edu




Associated Faculty



Barchi, Francis

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences; B.A., Smith; M.S., M.B.E., Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Teaching and research interests include international research ethics; bioethics and HIV/AIDS; cross-cultural challenges in the clinical setting; women's status and health outcomes; and gender-based violence in women's health.

Boyd, Neal R.

B.A., Carson-Newman; M.S., Ed.D., Tennessee; M.S.P.H., Alabama
Teaching and research interests include tobacco control; cancer prevention and control; and computer-generated tailored print communications.

Fischer, Frank

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

Kopp, Robert

Assistant Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences and Associate Director, Rutgers Energy Institute, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences; S.B., Chicago; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
Teaching and research interests include past states of the Earth system and modeling future global change; and assessments of the effects of policy on energy, economic, and climate systems.

O'Neill, Karen

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Director, Department of Human Ecology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences; B.A., San Francisco; M.A., 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.

Ramsamy, Edward

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.

Rudel, Thomas

Distinguished Professor, Department of Human Ecology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences; 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.

Shwom, Rachael

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Ecology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences; B.A., Syracuse; M.E.M., Duke; Ph.D., 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.

Wackowski, Olivia

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences; B.A., Rutgers; M.P.H., Ph.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Teaching and research interests include tobacco control; risk perception and health communication; and media studies.




Instructors



Abruzzi, Amy

B.A., M.L.S., Rutgers; M.A., New York; M.P.H., Ph.D., School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Teaching and research interests include epidemiology of cancer and chronic illnesses; disease disparities; and the histories of epidemiology, public health, and medicine.

abruzzi@rutgers.edu

 

Ayala, Juan

Graphics and Lab Instructor, New Jersey Institute of Technology; B.S. Environmental Planning & Design, Rutgers; MArch, School of Architecture, NJIT

Teaching and research interest includes methods and techniques in the application of digital design tools to facilitate decisions in urban design, planning and visioning. Discovering environmental design analysis methods using cartographical mapping techniques to examine the relationship of contemporary architectural building design and the spaces they enrich in an urban setting.

jayala@ejb.rutgers.edu

 

Berger, Marci

B.A., Cornell; M.A., Rutgers; M.P.H., School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Ph.D., Rutgers
Teaching and research interests include health policy; public policy; and reproductive rights.

marci.berger@rutgers.edu


Borie-Holtz, Debra

B.A., M.P.A.P., Ph.D., Rutgers

Teaching and research interests include the analysis of public policy issues, policy formation and politics, legislative leadership and governing in the states, regulatory processes, women in politics, and methods, especially survey research.

dbholtz@rutgers.edu

 

Cander, Alan

B.A. Lehigh University; J.D. Boston College School of Law; M.C.P., Univeristy of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Design; Ph.D., Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

Research interests include urban redevelopment, how public and private entities in declining cities collaborate to revalorize contested urban space, and factors affecting the political economy of land assembly.

alan.cander@rutgers.edu

 

Franzione, Anita

B.A. NYU; MPA, NYU, DrPH Columbia University

Research interests include managed care, long-term care, and quality improvement in patient care in various settings.

anita.franzione@rutgers.edu

 

Gezmu, Tefera (Tito)

B.S. Utah, M.P.H., Ph.D. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–School of Public Health

Teaching and research interests include public health practice, program implementation and evaluation; the role of race/ethnicity and immigration on the development and progression of cardiovascular diseases, particularly stroke; the determinants of health care inequities and factors related to health care disparities among minority populations.

gezmu@rutgers.edu

 

Hill, Ann Marie

B.S., California State; M.B.A., Monmouth

Teaching and research interests include internship coordination, health disparities, research diffusion, and community-based participatory research.

annmariehill@ejb.rutgers.edu

 

Hill, T. Patrick

B.A./M.A. University of Cambridge, England; M.A. University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D. University of Chicago

Teaching/research interests include interface between ethics and science/technology; clinical research and neonatology.

tpatri@ejb.rutgers.edu

Lopez, Alexandra

B.A,. Rutgers; M.A., Kean
Teaching and research interests include clinical supervision in addictions counseling and cultural competency; and clinical service provision within the Latino community.

alexopez@rutgers.edu

 

Nikpour, Fereydoun

B.A., M.A. National University of Iran; M.C.R.P., Ph.D, Rutgers

Teaching and research interests include methods of planning and quantitative analysis, urban development, and urban design.

nikpour@rci.rutgers.edu

 

 

Emeritus Faculty

 

Brail, Richard K., Retired

 

Krueckeberg, Donald A., In Memoriam

 

Robins, Martin E., Retired

 

El-Shakhs, Salah, Retired