Director, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development
30 Livingston Avenue, Room 305
Phone (732) 932-4100, x6305
Fax (732) 932-3454
- Employment policy
- Economic development
- Education policy
- State government and federalism
- Policy analysis and evaluation
- Public Policy Formation 34:833:510:01 (Fall 2008)
- Policy Analysis and Formation
- Research Practicum
- Labor Market Policy
- Higher Education Policy
- Member or chair or several Ph.D. dissertation committees
Selected Recent Publications:
- Starting Out: Navigating Life After Graduation (Damarscotta, Maine, Starting Out, Inc), 2008. Consulting Editor, With William Foster
- Maria Heidkamp and Carl E. Van Horn, “Older and Out of Work: Employer, Government and Non-Profit Assistance,” Sloan Center for Aging and Work (October 2008).
- Maria Heidkamp and Carl E. Van Horn, “ Older and Out of Work: Trends and Employer, Government and Non-Profit Assistance", Sloan Center on Aging and Work, September and October 2008
- Van Horn, Carl E. “The Anxious American Workers” Human Resources Development Quarterly, December 2006
- Van Horn, Carl E., et al, Work Trends: Americans’ Attitudes about Work, Employers, and Public Policy, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University, 1998 to Present, series of 18 reports, co-author.
- Van Horn, Carl E., and Pierson-Balik, Denise, Enhancing Lifelong Learning Opportunities for Adult Workers, J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University, 2005.
- Van Horn, Carl E., Rodgers, William M., Ridley, Neil, and Harrington, Laurie, Getting Back to Work: New Public/Private Strategies for Laid-Off American Workers, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University, 2004, co-author.
- Van Horn, Carl E., and Schaffner, Herb, America at Work: History, Society, Policy (two volumes), ABC-CLIO, 2003, co-editor and contributor.
Carl Van Horn is a widely recognized expert on workforce, human resources, and employment policy issues with extensive experience in public and private sector policymaking. Van Horn is the founding director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development—one of the nation’s leading academic centers on workforce policy and practice. Van Horn is a Professor of Public Policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. He is the elected Chair of the Bloustein School Faculty Council. On the Rutgers faculty since 1978, he is a member of the University’s graduate faculties of planning and public policy, management and labor relations, education, and political science. He has written more than 90 articles and 14 books including No One Left Behind: Economic Change and the American Worker and A Nation at Work: The Heldrich Guide to the American Workforce. Furthermore, he is frequently sought by national media for his views on labor, workforce, and economic issues.
Van Horn has also held several senior level policymaking positions in government and universities. He has been Director of Policy for the State of New Jersey, Senior Economist at the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, Chair of the Public Policy Department at Rutgers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Business-Higher Education Forum of New Jersey. Past Board memberships include the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, New Jersey Transit, the Amtrak Reform Commission of the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Special Arbitration Committee on Labor Protection for Amtrak Employees.
He was appointed by President Clinton to a Presidential Emergency Board to mediate a new contract between labor and management in the railroad industry. He has served as Neutral Trustee for the United Mine Workers combined health funds since 1998. Van Horn has been a member of the New Brunswick Cultural Center Board of Directors since 2002. In 2004, he was appointed Chair of the New Jersey Property Tax Convention Task Force. He was the Vice-Chair of New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corrine’s Transition in 2005. In 2006, he was appointed by Governor Corzine to Chair the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.
He has advised and consulted with a myriad of public and private organizations on human resource, training, education, and management issues including the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education, the National Commission for Employment, and the National Science Foundation. In 2005 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Public Service by Muskingum College. In 2008, he was appointed as a Research Fellow at the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College.