Julia Rubin

Julia Sass Rubin, Ph.D., MBA
Associate Professor
B.A., Harvard-Radcliffe College; M.B.A., Harvard Business School; M.A., Harvard University (Sociology); Ph.D., Harvard (Organizational Behavior)


Contact Information

Civic Square Building, room 544

Phone (848) 932-2967

Fax (732) 932-6564

E-mail jlsrubin@rutgers.edu


Research Interests

  • Community Economic Development
  • Developmental Finance (especially the use of equity capital for economic development)
  • Non-profit and Hybrid Organizational Forms
  • Social Enterprise
  • Organizational Behavior 




Publications and Activities


  • Rubin, J. (Ed.) (2007), Financing Low Income Communities: Models, Obstacles and Future Directions. Russell Sage Foundation.


Articles, Chapters and Testimony



Julia Sass Rubin has been part of the faculty of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy since 2003.  Dr. Rubin's research examines the policies and organizations that impact low-income communities.  Currently, she is researching community responses to the forced privatization of public education in Camden and Newark; the impact of shrinking government subsidies on domestic developmental financial institutions; and the challenges of nonprofit political advocacy.  Dr. Rubin has advised a number of organizations in the area of developmental finance, including the United States Small Business Administration; The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; the Appalachian Regional Commission; the Overseas Private Investment Corporation; and the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority.  Previously, she consulted for McKinsey & Company; worked in brand management for the Procter & Gamble and Eastman Kodak Companies; and taught strategic management and marketing at Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand, as a Henry Luce Scholar.  Prior to joining the Bloustein School faculty, Dr. Rubin was a post-doctoral fellow at the Alfred A. Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University.  


Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)