Marc Weiner, J.D, Ph.D.

Marc D. Weiner, J.D., Ph.D.
Associate 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)

 

Contact Information

Civic Square Building, room 273

Phone 848-932-2765

Fax (732) 932-1881

E-mail mdw@ejb.rutgers.edu

 

Research Interests

  • Survey research planning, design, operations, and data analysis; research methodology and data modeling; and
  • Substantive public opinion analysis and policy foci: (1) risk perception and tolerance in the environmental domain; and (2) determinants of technology adoption attitudes and behaviors.

 

Graduate Courses

  • Survey Research Methodology
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods
  • Demography and Population Studies

 

Undergraduate Courses

  • Introduction to Planning, Public Policy, and Public Health
  • Demography and Population Studies

 

Publications

 

Journal Articles (refereed):

  • Weiner, M.D. & Puniello, O.T. (2014). The Effect of Poverty on the Propensity to Adopt Broadband: Household Level Evidence from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. Journal of Poverty: Innovation on Social, Political, & Economic Inequalities, Vol. 18(4), pp. 427-452.
  • Greenberg, M. R, & Weiner, M. D. (2014). Keeping Surveys Valid, Reliable, and Useful: A Tutorial. Risk Analysis, Vol. 34(8), pp. 1362-1375.
  • Greenberg, M.R. and Weiner, M.D. (2014). Pain of Sustainability: Limited the Number of Times Homeowners can Receive Disaster Relief. Sustainability, Vol. 6, pp. 4369-4385.
  • Kline, A., Weiner, M. D., Ciccone, D.S., Interian, A., St. Hill, L., & Losonczy, M. Increased Risk of Alcohol Dependency in a Cohort of National Guard Troops with PTSD: A Longitudinal Study. (2014). Journal of Psychiatric Research. Vol. 50, March. pp. 18-25.
  • Greenberg, M.R., Weiner, M.D., Mayer, H., Kosson, D., & Power, C. (2014). Sustainability as a Priority at Major U.S. Department of Energy Defense Site: Surrounding Population Views. Sustainability, Vol. 6(4), 2013-2030.
  • Greenberg, M.R., Weiner, M.D., Kosson, D., & Power, C. (2014). Trust in the U.S. Department of Energy: A Post-Fukushima Rebound. Energy Research and Social Science, Vol. 2, 145-147.
  • Greenberg, M.R., Weiner, M.D., Noland, R.B., Herb, J., Kaplan, M. & Broccoli, A. (2014). Public Support for Policies to Reduce Risk after Hurricane Sandy. Risk Analysis: An International Journal, Vol. 34(6), pp. 997-1012.
  • Weiner, M.D. , MacKinnon, T.D. & Greenberg, M.R. (2013). Exploring the Gender Gap and the Impact of Residential Location on Environmental Risk Tolerance. Journal of Environmental Psychology, Vol. 36, Dec., pp. 190-201.
  • Kline, A., Ciccone, D.S., Weiner, M.D., Interian, A., St. Hill, L., Falca-Dodson, M., Black, C. & Losonczy, M. (2013). Gender Differences in the Risk and Protective Factors Associated with PTSD: A Prospective Study of National Guard Troops Deployed to Iraq. Psychiatry: Interpersonal & Biological Processes, Vol. 76(3), Fall, pp. 256-272.
  • Weiner, M.D. , Puniello, O.T., Noland, R.B., Ciemnecki, D. & Turakhia, C. (2012). Consider the Non-Adopter: Developing a Prediction Model for the Adoption of Household-Level Broadband Access. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences: The International Journal of Public Sector Decision-Making, Vol. 46(3), pp. 183-193.
  • LaChapelle, U., Weiner, M.D. & Noland R.B. (2012). Are Cell Phone Samples Needed for Studies of Walking Activity? Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. No. 2285, pp. 56-65.
  • Sehatzadeh, B., Noland, R.B. & Weiner, M.D. (2011). Walking Frequency, Cars, Dogs, and the Built Environment. Transportation Research Part A, Vol. 45, pp. 741-754.
  • Greenberg, M.R., Weiner, M.D. & Greenberg G. (2009). Risk Reducing Legal Documents: Controlling Personal Health and Financial Resources. Risk Analysis: An International Journal, Vol. 29(11), pp. 1578-1587.
  • Greenberg, M.R., Weiner, M.D. & Greenberg G. (2008). Editorial: Controlling Personal Health Decisions for the Oldest Old. American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 98(7), pp. 1160-1162.
  • Weiner, M.D. & Pomper, G.M. (2006). The 2.4% Solution: What Makes a Mandate? The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics, Special Topic Issue: Elections and Forecasting 2006, Vol. 4(2), Article 4. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Electronic Press.

 

Journal Articles (works in progress and/or items not yet accepted):

  • Weiner, M.D. (under review, for 2015 publication). On the Propensity to Accept Reality: Attitude Formation and Global Climate Change. Public Understanding of Science.
  • Turshen, M., Weiner, M.D., & Puniello, O.T. (under review, for 2015 publication). Fertility under Assault: Natality in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a Time of Conflict. Population Studies.
  • Porterfield, Victoria & Weiner, M.D. (under review, for 2015 publication). Sensitive Item Nonresponse Bias in Undergraduate Student Surveys. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability.
  • Noland, R.B., Tulach, N.K., Weiner, M.D., DiPetrillo, S., & Kay, A.I. (under revision for resubmission, for 2015 publication). Satisfaction with Transit-oriented Development: Perspectives from Focus Groups and Interviews. Journal of Planning Education and Research.

 

Chapters in Books:

  • Pomper, G.M. and Weiner, M.D. (2014). The Institutional Sources of Political Polarization. In W. Crotty (Ed.), Polarized Politics: The Impact of Divisiveness in the U.S. Political System. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.
  • Weiner, M.D. (2013). Appendix: Survey Research Methodology. In Crowley, J.E., Mothers Unite! Organizing for Workplace Flexibility and the Transformation of Family Life, pp. 222-233. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
  • Weiner, M.D. (2010). The Party’s Still On: American Political Parties from 1950 to 2005. In R. A. Harris & D. J. Tichenor (Eds.), A History of the U.S. Political System: Ideas, Interests, and Institutions (Volume 2, pp. 22-39). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio Press.
  • Weiner, M.D. and Pomper, G.M. (2003). Perspectives on the Future of American Democratic Politics. In Pomper, G. M. and Weiner, M. D. (eds.), The Future of American Democratic Politics: Principles and Practices (pp. 217-228). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
  • Pomper, G.M. and Weiner, M.D. (2003). A Dialogue on American Democratic Politics. In Pomper, G. M. and Weiner, M. D. (eds.), The Future of American Democratic Politics: Principles and Practices (pp. 1-10). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
  • Pomper, G.M. & Weiner, M.D. (2002). Toward a More Responsible Two-Party Voter: The Evolving Bases of Partisanship. In J. C. Green & P. Herrnson (Eds.), Responsible Partisanship? The Evolution of American Political Parties Since 1950 (pp. 181-200). Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Press.

 

Edited Books and Book Reivews:

  • Pomper, G.M. and Weiner, M.D. (Eds.) (2003). The Future of American Democratic Politics: Principles and Practices. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
  • Pomper, G.M. & Weiner, M.D. (2009). Angels With Dirty Faces: Rehabilitating Parties and Partisanship in Political Theory [Review of the book "On the Side of the Angels: An Appreciation of Parties and Partisanship"]. Election Law Journal, Vol. 8(4), pp. 387-390.

 

Other Scholarship:

  • Weiner, M.D. (2012). Structural Inequality, Poor Population Projections, and a Spectacular Failure of Urban Planning: A Film Review of "The Pruitt ‐ Igoe Myth: An Urban History.”

 

Conference Papers:

  • The Propensity to Accept Reality: Attitude Formation and Global Climate Change. American Association for Public Opinion Research Meeting, Anaheim, California, May 2014.
  • Suppressing Survey Response: Further Evidence to Not Use Web Instruction Cards. Puniello, O.T., Weiner, M.D., and Noland, R.B. American Association for Public Opinion Research Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, May 2013.
  • New Jersey School Climate Survey: Data Tools to Support School Climate Improvement. Vermeire, G.L., Bruzios, C., Weiner, M.D., MacKinnon, T.D. New Jersey Alliance for Social, Emotional, and Character Development Annual Conference, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, March 2013.
  • Technology Adoption and Structural Poverty: Statewide Evidence from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. Bloustein Faculty and Research Staff Speaker Series, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. October 2012.
  • Exploring the Gender Gap in Public Opinion Toward Global Climate Change. Weiner, M.D. & Puniello, O.T. American Association for Public Opinion Research Meeting, Orlando, Florida, May 2012.
  • Exploring the Gender Gap and the Impact of Stressed Environment Residence on Environmental Risk Tolerance Using Observational and Experimental Data [poster]. Weiner, M.D. & MacKinnon, T.D. American Association for Public Opinion Research Meeting, Orlando, Florida, May 2012.
  • Stated Response Surveys: Gridlock at the Intersection of Computer Technology, Survey Research, and Transportation Studies. Weiner, M.D., Puniello, O.T., Noland, R.B. & Lau, R.R. International Conference on Transport Survey Methods, Termas de Puyehue, Chile, November 2011.
  • The Failure of Modern American Institutions to Constrain Political Ambition. Pomper, G.M. & Weiner, M.D. American Political Science Association Meeting, Seattle, Washington, September 2011.
  • Consider the Nonadopter: A Predication Model of Household Level Broadband Access [poster]. Weiner, M.D., Puniello, O.T., Ciemnecki, D. & Turakhia, C. American Association for Public Opinion Researchers Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, May 2011
  • The 2.4% Solution: What Makes a Mandate? Weiner, M.D. & Pomper, G.M. American Politics Workshop, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, September 2006.
  • Responsible Mass Partisanship in the 2004 Election. The State of the Parties: 2004 and Beyond Quadrennial Conference, Bliss Institute, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, October 2005.
  • Rescuing the American voter from The American Voter: Theoretical Implications of the Voting Studies’ Normal Science. New England Political Science Association Meeting, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, May 2004.
  • The Evolving Bases of Partisanship: Five Decades of Change. American Political Science Association Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 2003.
  • Parties in Administration: Toward a More Comprehensive Model of Party Responsibility.” New England Political Science Association Meeting, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, May 2001.
  • A Reassessment of the ANES Interviewer’s Rating of Respondent’s Political Knowledge.” Northeastern Political Science Association Meeting, Albany, NY, November 2000.
  • Toward a More Responsible Two-Party Voter: The Evolving Bases of Partisanship. Pomper, G.M. & Weiner, M.D. American Political Science Association Meeting, Washington, D.C., September 2000.
  • Of Rascals and Reasons: The Relationship Between Policy Preferences and Electoral Change, 1960 to 1996. Northeastern Political Science Association Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 1999.
  • Why Would You Vote for a Loser? Probing Third Party Support Through Counterfactual Analysis. Northeastern Political Science Association Meeting, Boston, MA, November 1998.
  • Morse Code: The Supreme Court, Nominating Systems, and Political Parties.” New England Political Science Association Meeting, Worcester, MA, May 1998.
  • Cold Fusion: The Chilling Effect of Timmons v. Twin Cities Area New Party on the Development and Growth of Third Parties. Northeastern Political Science Association Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 1997.

 

Other Publications:

  • Weiner, M.D. (2007). Party-in-the-Electorate. In L. J. Sabato & H. R. Ernst (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of American Political Parties and Elections (pp. 258-259). New York, NY: Facts on File, Inc.
  • Weiner, M.D. (2007). The Doctrine of Responsible Parties. In L. J. Sabato & H. R. Ernst (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of American Political Parties and Elections (pp. 115-116). New York, NY: Facts on File, Inc.
  • Weiner, M.D. (2004). Election Polls. In K. Kempf-Leonard (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Social Measurement (Vol. 1, pp. 781-786). Elsevier, Inc.
  • Weiner, M.D. (2004). V. O. Key, Jr. In J. G. Geer (Ed.), Public Opinion and Polling Around the World: A Historical Encyclopedia (Vol. 1, pp. 417-421). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, Inc.
  • Weiner, M.D. (2002). (The Trial of) John Peter Zenger. In D. A. Schulz, (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of American Law (pp. 475-476). New York, NY: Facts on File, Inc.
  • Weiner, M.D. (2000). Upton Sinclair (and the EPIC Campaign). In I. Ness & J. Ciment (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Third Parties in America (Vol. 3, pp. 249-250). Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, Inc.

 

Profile

Marc Weiner is Associate Research Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, and Associate Director and Faculty Fellow of the Bloustein Center for Survey Research. Weiner collaborates with the Bloustein School's faculty, students, center directors, and research staff to support data collection and analysis across a number of research domains including social and economic policy, energy policy, environmental protection, public health, transportation policy, education, and urban planning. Substantively, his personal research agenda focuses on risk perception and tolerance in the environmental domain, and exploring the determinants of technology adoption attitudes and behaviors.

 

Weiner is the Past President, and was the founding President, of the New Jersey-Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research and is currently on the Executive Council of the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations as Program Chair. At the graduate level, Weiner teaches Survey Research Methodology, Advanced Qualitative Methods, and a graduate-level course in Demography and Population Studies. In prior years, he has taught Methods I (Research Design and Data Analysis for Public Policy) and Methods II (Advanced Data Analysis for Public Policy / Regression Analysis). He is also is active in the administration of the undergraduate faculty, and teaches Introduction to Planning, Public Policy and Health and Demography and Population Studies for undergraduates.

 

Previously, Weiner was at Princeton University’s Office of Population Research where he served as Project Director for the Campus Life in America Student Survey, a Ford Foundation funded effort to explore diversity in higher education (2004-2006). Prior to that, he served as Assistant Director of the Princeton University Survey Research Center, where he directed or managed surveys collecting data for research housed in sociology, psychology, political science, population research, and higher education (2001-2004). As a lecturer for Rutgers’ political science department he taught “American Party Politics,” “Law and Politics,” “Elections and Participation,” “American Government,” and “Introduction to Political Science Research Methods.” Weiner was a 2000-01 Graduate Fellow at The Eagleton Institute, and served Eagleton’s New Jersey Project’s 1998 and 2000 Congressional Campaign Watches, and the 2001 Gubernatorial Campaign Watch as coordinating methodologist. He was also Executive Manager (1997-99) and Assistant Director (2001-02 and 2003-04) of Rutgers University’s Walt Whitman Center for the Culture and Politics of Democracy.

 

Weiner received his doctorate in political science from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, in May 2005 for research focusing on the changing role of the American electorate in the political party system. He received a 2002 dissertation research support grant from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy for his thesis, Fifty Years On: The American Electorate’s Evolving Participation in a Responsible Two-Party System (Gerald M. Pomper, director). He studied political methodology at the University of Michigan (ICPSR, summer 1998) and Princeton (Woodrow Wilson School, fall 1998). He has a juris doctor from Widener University (1986) and a bachelor’s degree in political philosophy from Syracuse University (1982). Before returning to the academy, he practiced trial law in the New Jersey state and federal courts. During that time he served as a law clerk in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, was certified as a New Jersey Department of Public Advocacy special mediator, and as a special hearing officer for the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. He is an inactive member of the Bar in New Jersey, Florida, and the District of Columbia, and is particularly fond of miniature schnauzers.