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33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
email: ejb@policy.rutgers.edu
phone: (848) 932-5475
fax: (732) 932-1771

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Office of the Dean | Associate Deans | Student and Academic Services | Business Services | Communications and Media Relations |

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Office of the Dean

James Hughes

James W. Hughes
Dean
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
EJB School Email

 
Marcia Hannigan Marcia Hannigan
Assistant to the Dean
(848) 932-2828

Duties

  • Maintain Dean's calendar
  • Write correspondence for the Dean
  • Assist in coordinating meetings and special events
  • research

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics
    Douglass College, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Certificate
    Dumas Pere L’ecole Gastronomique, Glenview, IL
  • Certificate
    Katharine Gibbs School
  • Certificate- Academic Personnel
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Previous Experience

  • Rutgers Business School, Newark and New Brunswick; Administrative Assistant to the Dean
  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Executive Assistant to the President and Chairman of the Board and Manager of Board Communications
Claire Padovano

Claire Padovano
Administrative Assistant, Academic Program Support
(848) 932-2992

Duties
  • Schedule all Bloustein School classes
  • Administrative support for faculty including scanning, reminder emails, book orders, rosters, grades, posting advising hours, student evaluations, school calendar, meeting minutes, elections
  • contact PTL's regarding teaching responsibilities, put together appointment letters
  • support to Associate Dean Mike Greenberg from Student Evaluations
  • backup for room requests

Previous Experience

  • Administrative Assistant, Office of the Registrar, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Irving Will Irving
Project Manager, Research Associate
(848) 932-2816
Room 386

Duties

  • Manage and implement externally funded research projects and grant proposals
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research for monographs, issue briefs, academic publications and conference presentations

Education

  • Master of Public Policy
    Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University
  • Bachelor of Arts, History
    University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Certificate
    Pushkin State Russian Language Institute, Moscow

Previous Experience

  • Russian translator/grant writer



Associate Deans

Clint Andrews

Clinton J. Andrews | email
Associate Dean for Planning and New Initiatives
(848) 932-2808

Duties

  • Accreditations
  • faculty research opportunities
  • collaborations

Education

  • Ph.D., Regional Planning
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • S.M., Technology and Policy
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Sc.B. with Honors, Engineering
    Brown University
Thea Berkhout Thea Berkhout
Associate Dean
(848) 932-2819

Duties

  • Administration: student, business, and IT services; space and facilities
  • Faculty and program support; governance
  • Outreach: communications, development, and events

Education

  • Ph.D.
    Ohio University
  • Master of Arts
    Ohio University
  • Bachelor of Arts
    University of Southern California

Previous Experience

  • Associate Provost for Administration and Planning, Rutgers-New Brunswick
  • General Manager, Transaction Books and Periodicals
  • Staff Associate, Association of American University Presses
  • Teaching Fellow, Ohio University
Michael Greenberg

Michael Greenberg | email
Associate Dean of the Faculty
(848) 932-2383

Duties
  • Faculty hiring, mentoring, assignments, promotions

Education

  • Ph.D., Master of Arts, Geography
    Columbia University
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Hunter College
Dona Dona Schneider | email
Associate Dean for Programs
(848) 932-2945

Duties

  • Program curriculum; course offerings , delivery, and scheduling;instructional technology
  • On-line and continuing education
  • TA and GA allocations, travel and other faculty support

Education

  • Ph.D., Master of Arts
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Master of Public Health
    Rutgers/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Trenton State College



Student and Academic Services

Steve Weston Steve Weston
Assistant Dean for Student and Academic Services
(848) 932-2728

Duties

  • Student recruitment, admissions, financial aid support, advising, career development, academic records for graduation for all Bloustein School academic programs
  • Dean of students responsibilities for student psychological and health issues, disabilities, academic integrity
  • Benchmarking and enrollment management for academic programs
  • External relations with accrediting associations, surveys
Hillary Bardwell

Hillary Bardwell
Assistant Director of Career Services and Alumni Relations
(848) 932-2987

Duties

  • Design, implement and lead career development programs, initiatives and activities for master's students
  • Offer individual career counseling to graduate students and alumni
  • Cultivate and maintain employer connections for internship and employment opportunities 
  • Establish relationships with alumni to serve as mentors and/or as potential employers
  • Enhance relations between the school and its alumni to integrate new ideas and strategies to effectively manage and grow alumni programs
  • Act as liaison to the Bloustein School Alumni Association and other alumni groups coordinating the management of alumni membership and objectives

Education

  • Master of Arts in Education, Organizational/Human Resource Development
    University of South Florida
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Relations and French
    Bucknell University

Previous Experience

  • Assistant Director, Admissions at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.
Lynn Astorga Lynn Astorga
Assistant Director of Student Recruitment
(848) 932-2388

Duties

  • Holds primary responsibility for planning and coordinating full range of recruitment and marketing activities.
  • Develops and implements a strategic plan that identifies key markets and activities for the purpose of recruiting students to meet program population goals while ensuring strongest academically-proficient yield.
  • Represents the Bloustein School at student recruiting functions, visiting feeder undergraduate schools, participates in national panel discussions, interview potential applicants, etc.
  • Plans and executes a comprehensive domestic travel schedule and cultivate relationships with prospective students, as well as influencers who may include faculty, alumni, employers and staff.
  • Oversees prospective student visit programs and plays an active role in merit aid allocation decisions, in yield events and orientations.

Education

  • Doctor of Education (in process)
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Master of Education, Bachelor of Arts, Communication
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Previous Experience

  • Coordinator, Korea Development Institute Fellowship Program, Bloustein School
  • Assistant Booker – SFX / Delsener Slater
Fendrick LaToya Fendrick
Coordinator, Undergraduate Student Services
(848) 932-2701
Duties
  • Facilitate the recruitment, admissions, matriculation and degree completion of undergraduate population
  • Undergraduate student academic and life advising
  • Maintenance of student information and records
  • Event coordination 

Education

  • Master of Education, Counseling Psychology
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Previous Experience

  • Student Counselor, Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick
  • Program Coordinator, Division of Continuing Studies, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Christina Miller Christina Miller
Coordinator, Undergraduate Student Services
(848) 932-2726
Duties
  • Facilitate the recruitment, admissions, matriculation and degree completion of undergraduate population
  • Undergraduate student academic and life advising
  • Maintenance of student information and records
  • Event coordination 

Education

  • Master of Labor and Employment Relations
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Bachelor of Arts, English
    Tennessee State University

Previous Experience

  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, District Office – Nashville, TN
Katherine Lopez

Katherine Lopez
Coordinator, Graduate Student Services
(848) 932-2727

Duties

  • Planning and coordination of new graduate student recruitment
  • Academic and administrative advising for current graduate students
  • Organization of school-wide events, including annual Applied Field Experience presentations, convocation, open houses, and new student orientation sessions 
  • Staff advisor for Rutgers Association of Planning and Policy Students (RAPPS)

Education

  • Master of Public Administration
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Public Service
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Previous Experience

  • Academic Student Counselor, Rutgers University-Newark College of Arts and Sciences
  • Coordinator, Office of Student Life and Leadership, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
AM Hill

Ann Marie Hill
Internship Coordinator and Instructor
(848) 932-2540

Duties
  • Coordinate undergraduate senior internship program for public health, policy and planning undergraduates
  • Teach strategic planning, leadership and professional skill development to public health, policy and planning undergraduates
  • Coordinate certification programs and continuing education for specialty programs in policy, planning and public health
  • Assist with training and program development for non-traditional students returning to academic study including CEU e-learning and online training
  • Assists with program development, assessments and accreditation procedures as required

Education

  • Master in Business Administration, Management, Strategic Planning & Biotechnology
    Monmouth University
  • Bachelor of Science, Public Administration
    California State University

Previous Experience

  • Executive Director, New Jersey State Commmission on Cancer Research
  • Assistant Director and Scientific Administrator, New Jersey State Commission on Cancer Research
Marie O'Brien Marie O'Brien
Secretarial Assistant
(848) 932-2540
Duties
  • Assist with application processing and produce electronic files
  • Create recruitment packages, printing material
  • Provide reports to registrar's office 
  • Assist recruiting activities through creating packages, attending fairs and open houses
  • Manage keys for TA/GA and Ph.D. office, lockers
  • Activate ID cards for new graduate students


Business Services
website

Sharon Fortin-Kramer

Sharon Fortin-Kramer
Director of Business Administration & Human Resources
(848) 932-2734

Duties

  • Chief business officer for the school
  • Budgeting; finance; business administration; grant administration; human (faculty & staff) resources; employee relations; administrative policy development, implementation, and application
  • Operational assurance and compliance
  • Risk management 
  • Consultation and guidance for organizational development and strategic planning

Education

  • Master of Human Resource Management
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Previous Experience

  • Project Manager, Academic Affairs and Rutgers Integrated Administrative Systems
  • Salary Administration Director, Rutgers Human Resources
  • Executive Manager for Budgeting and Compensation, Academic Affairs - Rutgers
  • Financial Coordinator, Rutgers Study Abroad
Bill Marosy William Marosy
Director of Grants and Contracts Administration
(848) 932-2739

Duties

  • Administration and general oversight of all external grants and contracts awarded to the Bloustein School
  • Identify grant opportunities for school/programs/centers
  • Develop and implement procedures for processing grant applications
  • Provide annual, periodic, and ad hoc status updates to the Dean's office and to the Center Directors and their staff 

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Previous Experience

  • Business Manager, Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University
  • Budget Manager, Audio Visual Communications Division, Prudential Insurance Company
Keri Alvia Keri Ferreira
Administrative Coordinator
(848) 932-2737
Duties
  • Coordinate staffing needs and on-boarding of new and returning employees, including orientations for new employees
  • Process human resources documents and data
  • Process of payroll and time sheets, travel/business expense reimbursements, travel advance requests and maintain absence records
  • Oversee purchasing and bill payment
  • Provide cash handling for reimbursements and student computer account increases for printing.
  • Professional Service Provider Agreements
  • Coordinate office assignments and key distribution
  • Provide building access & parking authorization
  • Update contact lists and school list services

Education

  • Legal Administrative/Business Certificate
    The Cittone Institute

Previous Experience

  • Program Coordinator, Korean Scholars Program, Bloustein School
Fran Loeser Fran Loeser
Business Manager
(848) 932-2736
Duties
  • Planning and implementation of fiscal and administrative policies and procedures
  • Develop budgets for grant proposals and awards working with faculty and principal investigators
  • Oversee the transactional work of the business office including approvals of all activity; approve transactions for Dean's office and various centers at Bloustein School
  • Provide trend analysis and forecasting models and overall funding status for state, grant, restricted and unrestricted accounts
  • Provide guidance, consultation and training for business activities at the school and centers
  • Assist in compliance assurance

Education

  • Certificate in Department Administration
    The Society of Research Administrators International
  • Certificates in Business/Accounting
    contract law, internal controls, principles of fund accounting, gifts and grants
  • Supervisor Development Program
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Previous Experience

  • Business Specialist, Center for Government Services, Rutgers University
Fran Loeser Samantha Michaele
Grant/Contract Coordinator
Duties
  • Supports the grant management function for the following centers: the Environmental Analysis and Communications Group, the Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy, the Rutgers Center for Green Building, and the Center for Planning Practice
  • Provides pre-award grant support preparing endorsement forms, budget templates and other materials to support research proposals, and reviews all materials for accuracy and completeness prior to proposal submission
  • Provides post-award grant support preparing purchase order requisitions, commitment accounting changes, salary reallocations, and journal entries as needed to ensure accurate charging of accounts
  • Reconciles accounts and assists with the effort certification process for principal investigators
  • Provides special project assistance
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Previous Experience
  • Accounting Assistant, Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Fran Loeser

Dahk Muhammad
Grant/Contract Coordinator
(848) 932-2729

Duties
  • Supports the grant management function for the following centers: the HIV Prevention Community Planning Support and Development Initiative, the Center for Urban Policy Research, the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service, and the Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement
  • Provides pre-award grant support preparing endorsement forms, budget templates and other materials to support research proposals; reviews all materials for accuracy and completeness prior to proposal submission
  • Provides post-award grant support preparing purchase order requisitions, commitment accounting changes, salary reallocations, and journal entries as needed to ensure accurate charging of accounts
  • Reconciles accounts and assists with the effort certification process for principal investigators
  • Provides special project assistance

Education

  • Associates
    Bryant and Stratton Junior College of Business

Previous Experience

  • Business Specialist, Center for Urban Policy Research, Bloustein School, Rutgers University



Communications and Media Relations

news and events

Karyn Olsen
Director of Communications and Senior Public Relations Specialist
(848) 932-2814


Duties

  • Gather news and information about school activities, awards, events for promotion and publicity
  • Write, edit, and update content for school website, blog, and social media sites
  • Maintain relationship with university Office of Media Relations as school media liaison, and writes/distributes media advisories and press releases
  • Maintain school Calendar of Events and weekly events email
  • Assist with content, design and editing as needed for school-produced reports, brochures, newsletters, and websites
  • Photography, visual identity and logo usage, digital signage
  • Register events for certification maintenance credits

Education

  • Master of Education, Administration
    Trenton State College
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
    Trenton State College
  • Mini-MBA, Digital Marketing
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Certificate in Graphic Design
    Mercer County Community College

Previous Experience

  • Manager of Communications, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
  • Media Relations Assistant and Graphic Design Specialist, Department of Athletics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Event Scheduling and Facilities
event and space request information

Amy Cobb

Amy E. Cobb
Events Services and Facilities Manager
(848) 932-2733

Duties
  • Events management, including room booking, contracts, logistics support, and audiovisual support for all school, Center, partner, and external group events
  • Manage Civic Square Building-related housekeeping and repair issues, revnovations, relocationsmoves and space upgrades
  • Supervise Civic Square Building front desk staff
  • Outreach efforts and other special projects 
  • Liaison for all emergency support services (sstudent, fire, police, and other emergency personnel)

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Previous Experience

  • Assistant Business Counselor, Economic Development, Cameron School of Business, University of North Carolina-Wilmington
  • Senior Project Associate, Critical Infrastructure Program, George Mason University
Thom Worman Thom Worman
Building Coordinator, Civic Square Building
(848) 932-5201

Duties

  • Building Access Control
  • Loss Prevention, Security and Safety
  • Facilities, Contractors and Deliveries
  • Front Desk Operations: frontdesk@ejb.rutgers.edu



External Affairs and Development

Donald Sutton

Donald Sutton
Assistant Dean for External Affairs
(848) 932-2813

Duties
  • Design, development, and implementation of school fundraising program and donor network
  • Development and implementation of strategies to identify and secure funding for school priorities
  • Establish relationships with alumni, friends, and supporters of the school's academic programs
  • Negotiate financial support agreements including gifts, trust arrangements and estate gifts, and internship employment programs 

Education

  • Masters in Business Administration, Marketing and Operations Management
    Fordham University
  • Bachelor of Arts, History/Speech and Communications
    Elmhurst College

Previous Experience

  • Director, Special Programs Department, New York State Council on the Arts
  • Executive Producer and Chief Operating Officer, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  • Vice President and Chief Development Officer, NYC Museum of Arts and Design
  • Principal Gifts Officer, Planned Parenthood Federation-National Campaign
Chantelle Brown Chantelle Brown
Development Specialist
(848) 932-2758

Duties

  • Identify and research gift prospects and/or funding sources, conducting analysis of net worth, determining funding levels, and constructing donor profiles
  • Schedules, arranges, and coordinates thematic design and logistics for development events and donor meetings
  • Creates gift reports, accounting records, statistics, and other informational materials for development office, financial aid, accounting, events, and other departments

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
    University of Buffalo

Previous Experience

  • Development Officer, New Jersey Expansion Campaign, All Stars Project
  • Fundraiser and Event Coordinator, Education Law Center



Information Technology Services

website

Martin O'Reilly

Martin O'Reilly
Director of Information Technololgy Services
(848) 932-2800

Duties
  • Technical leadership to the school and information technology staff
  • Technical project management
  • Systems, network, and database administration
  • IT-related facilities management, lab imaging and updates, and audiovisual technology 

Education

  • Master of Science, Management Information Systems
    Kean University
  • Bachelor of Science, Management Science and Information Systems
    Rutgers Business Shool, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Previous Experience

  • Director of Information Technology, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University
Nicole Delbuono Nicole Delbuono
Unit Computing Manager
(848) 932-2794

Duties

  • Helpdesk and field services, including support for for hardware and software problems, new software installations and instruction for using applications and hardware
  • Network account management and support for connectivity issues related to wireless networks and remote access
  • System configuration and deployments including new and recycled computer installations for faculty and staff offices and data migrations
  • Procurement consultation including providing quotes for faculty and staff and researching equipment needs to make appropriate recommendations 
  • Inventory and procurement for ITS, managing inventory for supplies and ITS order processing in RIAS

Education

  • Certificate, Computer Technical Support
    The Chubb Institute
  • MCSE and A+ Certification

Previous Experience

  • Computer Technology Specialist, The Chubb Institute
Tamara Swedberg

Tamara Swedberg
Instructional Technology Specialist
(848) 932-2947

Duties
  • Instructional technology support including CMS and LMS support for faculty and instructor course sites (Sakai, eCollege)
  • Classroom technology use and training
  • Video services support and Instruction including videoconferencing, recording and editing (Camtasia, Adobe Premiere Pro), and webconferencing support (Adobe Connect Pro, Skype)
  • Support for webmail (Zimbra) use and training 
  • Technical project management 
  • Logo useage, digital signage, and digital equipment check-out 

Education

  • Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
    Appalachian State University

Previous Experience

  • Unit Computing Specialist, Rutgers College of Information Technology
  • Computing Consultant, Office of Human Resource Services, Appalachian State University
Rurbano Robert Urbanowicz
Systems Administrator
(848) 932-2787

Duties

  • System administration
  • Security patch management
  • Automated client software upgrades
  • Network administration and information security management 

Education

  • Master of Science, Information Assurance
    Norwich University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communications
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Previous Experience

  • Systems Administrator, Office of Financial Aid, Rutgers University





Other Services


Rutgers University INFO Line (732) 932-1766

Civic Square Front Desk (848) 932-5201

Webmaster (848) 932-2947

 

 

Research Centers and Institutes

Bloustein Center for Survey Research

Bloustein Local Government Research Center

Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy

Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Center for Planning Practice

Center for Transportation Safety, Security and Risk

Center for Urban Policy Research

Environmental Analysis and Communications Group

John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development

HIV Prevention CPSDI

National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment

National Transit Institute

R/ECON Forecasting Service

Rutgers Center for Green Building

Rutgers Regional Report / State Data Center

Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center

Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement