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Faculty

Amy E. Abruzzi, Associate Teaching Professor; Undergraduate Public Health Program Coordinator; B.A., M.L.S., Rutgers; M.A., M.A., New York; Ph.D., M.P.H., UMDNJ-School of Public Health
Teaching and research interests include the prevention of chronic illness and comorbidities; the geography of health, especially urban/rural issues in the United States as well as globally; and environmental and occupational contributions to disease disparities.

Hooshang Amirahmadi, Distinguished Service Professor; B.S., Azarabadegan (Iran); M.S., Dallas; Ph.D., Cornell
Teaching and research interests include national economic development policies and planning; globalization and international relations; foreign investment and trade; regional economic development; and industrial and technology policy.

Clinton J. Andrews, Professor and Associate Dean for Research; Director, Rutgers Center for Green Building; B.S., Brown; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Teaching and research interests include the use of technical knowledge in environmental decision making; environmental management; energy policy; and social science aspects of industrial ecology.  

Juan Ayala, Assistant Professor of Practice; B.S., Rutgers; M.Arch., NJIT
Teaching and research interests include urban design; community participation and visioning; expansion of the semipublic realm; 3-D visualization and image sequencing; critical thinking, decision making and design; and parametric design development in planning.

Francis Barchi, Associate Professor; B.A., Smith College; Ph.D., M.B.E., M.Sc., Pennsylvania
Teaching and research interests include global health ethics; social and behavioral factors that influence women's health in southern Africa; women's autonomy and gender-based violence in Botswana; and ethics education.

Marci Berger, Assistant Teaching Professor; B.A., Cornell; M.A., Rutgers; M.P.H., UMDNJ/RWJ Medical School; Ph.D., Rutgers
Teaching and research interests include health policy; public policy; reproductive rights; and poverty in the United States.

Soumitra Bhuyan, Assistant Professor M.P.H., Western Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health
Teaching and research interests include chronic disease management; health information systems; and population health.

Debra Borie-Holtz, Associate Teaching Professor; B.A., M.P.A.P., Ph.D., Rutgers
Teaching and research interests include policy formation and implementation; legislative leadership and governing; federal and state regulatory process; women in government; and survey research design, delivery, and data analysis.

Alan Cander, Associate Teaching Professor; B.A., Lehigh; J.D., Boston College School of Law; M.C.P., Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Rutgers
Teaching and 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.

Joel Cantor, Distinguished Professor; 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.

Raphael J. Caprio, University Professor; Director, Master of Health Administration Program; Director, Bloustein Local Government Research Center; B.A., Rutgers; M.A., Cincinnati; Ph.D., Rutgers
Teaching and research interests include government management; state and local tax policy; interest arbitration and public sector labor issues; and regional economic development.

Jocelyn Elise Crowley, Professor; B.A., Cornell; M.P.P., Georgetown; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Teaching and research interests include American social policy; family policy; and women and politics.

Thomas P. Davis, Instructor; B.A., Villanova; M.C.R.P., Rutgers; M.P.A.P.A., Columbia
Teaching and research interests include housing finance; statistical analysis; project management; grant writing; budget preparation; program development; and strategic planning.

James DeFilippis, Professor; B.A., Vermont; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers
Teaching and research interests include urban political economy and political philosophy;  community development theory and practice; unregulated work and the informal economy; and immigration.

Barbara Faga, Professor of Professional Practice in Urban Design; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Teaching and research interests include participatory planning; landscape architecture; and urban design.

Frank A. Felder, Research Professor; Director, Program in Public Informatics; Director, Center for Energy, Economic, and Environmental Policy; Director, Rutgers Energy Institute; B.A., B.S., Columbia; S.M., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Teaching and research interests include energy policy; and restructured electric power systems.

Anita Franzione, Associate Teaching Professor; B.A., M.P.A., New York; Dr.P.H., Columbia
Teaching and research interests include U.S. health care systems; long-term care; and quality improvement in patient care in various settings.

Michael Greenberg, Distinguished Professor; Director, Environmental Analysis and Communications Group; B.A., Hunter; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia
Teaching and research interests include risk analysis; environmental health; nuclear waste management; and senior citizen environmental risks.

Alexander Hatala, FACHE Executive in Residence, Master of Health Administration Program; B.A., Rutgers; M.B.A./H.A., Florida
Research interests include health care management; health care operations; population health; and global health.

Andrea Hetling, Associate Professor; Director, Program in Public Policy; B.A., Master of International Affairs, Columbia; Ph.D., Maryland
Teaching and research interests include poverty and family welfare; welfare policy; social policy implementation; and intimate partner violence.

Ann Marie Hill, Associate Professor of Practice and Undergraduate Internship Coordinator; B.S., California State; M.B.A., Monmouth
Teaching and research interests include health disparities; research diffusion; and community-based participatory research.

T. Patrick Hill, Associate Teaching Professor; B.A., M.A., Cambridge; M.A., California (Los Angeles); Ph.D., Chicago
Teaching and research interests include ethics and science/technology; clinical research; and neonatology.

Radha Jagannathan, Professor; B.A., School of Economics, Delhi (India); M.A., Rutgers; Ph.D., Princeton
Teaching and research interests include school-to-work transition; social capital and community development; culture and human capital development; international comparative studies on youth; poverty, public welfare, and child welfare; and evaluation of social programs.

Vincent D. Joseph, Professor of Practice, Master of Health Administration Program; B.A., Bryant; M.H.A., George Washington
Teaching and research interests include healthcare management; healthcare consulting; strategic planning; managed care; and HIPAA.

Stephen K. Jones, LFACHE , Executive in Residence, Master of Health Administration Program; M.A./H.A., George Washington
Teaching and research interests include executive leadership; health care management; health care operations; diversity and inclusion; equity of care; population health; and global health.

Richard Keevey, Executive in Residence; B.A., LaSalle College; M.P.A., Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
Research interests include federal, state, and local fiscal policy; financial management; and education and finance challenges.

Susan Krum, Assistant Teaching Professor; B.S., East Stroudsburg; M.A., Temple; Au.D., Salus
Teaching and research interests include strategic planning; business development; healthcare management; healthcare operations; budget and finance; organizational strategy; and population health.

Michael L. Lahr, Distinguished Research Professor; Director, Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON); B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Teaching and research interests include economic development; interindustry economics; urban and regional economics and geography; public finance; and labor markets.

David Listokin, Distinguished Professor; Director, Center for Urban Policy Research; B.A., CUNY (Brooklyn College); M.C.R.P., Ph.D., Rutgers
Teaching and research interests include housing and land development; development impact assessment; and historic preservation.

Alexandra Lopez, Associate Teaching Professor; 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.

Michael J. McDonough, Associate Teaching Professor; B.A., Montclair; D.M.H., Drew; M.A., Fairleigh Dickinson (Madison); M.B.A., Wagner
Teaching and research interests include health services administration; patient quality of care; and health care economics.

Jane Miller, Professor; B.A., Williams College; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Teaching and research interests include statistical literacy; quantitative communication; poverty and child health; and access to health care.

Dawne Mouzon, Associate Professor; B.A., Rutgers; M.P.H., UMDNJ; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers
Teaching and research interests include physical and mental health disparities; medical sociology; family demography; health policy; and race, class, and gender.

Anton E. Nelessen, Professor; B.Arch., Minnesota; M.Arch., Harvard
Teaching and research interests include design sustainability; community participatory visioning and planning; and the use of in-field research and media for planning.

Kathe Newman, Professor; Director, Program in Urban Planning and Policy Development; Director, Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement; B.A., Manhattan College; Ph.D., CUNY
Teaching and research interests include urban change, revitalization, and community development; community food planning; housing policy and finance; and economic development.

Fereydoun Nikpour, Associate Teaching Professor; B.A., M.A., National University of Iran (NUI); M.C.R.P., Ph.D., Rutgers
Teaching and research interests include statistical research methods; national spatial development planning; development of metropolitan areas in developing countries; and methods of regional analysis.

Robert B. Noland, Distinguished Professor; Director, Ph.D. Program; Director, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center; B.A., California; M.Sc., Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Teaching and research interests include the impacts of transport planning and policy on environmental outcomes; microsimulation of pedestrian-vehicle interactions; nonmotorized transportation; and safety analysis. 

Patricia O'Brien-Richardson, Associate Teaching Professor; B.A., SUNY (Old Westbury); M.S.Ed., CUNY (Brooklyn); Ph.D. Rutgers
Teaching and research interests include urban public health disparities; education policy; social justice; race, class, and gender policies.

Kamila Pavezzi, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice; Undergraduate Internship Coordinator; B.S., Rutgers; M.P.H., Montclair
Teaching and research interests include developing, implementing and evaluating health and wellness programs; professional development, health promotion; and wellness education.

Will Payne, Assistant Professor; A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Teaching and research interests include urban geography, geographic information science (GIS), urban informatics, digital humanities, spatial data science, critical and feminist GIS, food studies, and gentrification studies.

Ronald Quincy, Professor of Professional Practice; Ph.D., Michigan State
Teaching and research interests include
nonprofit sector leadership and governance; fundraising, institutional branding, and grantsmanship; organizational strategy; human capital, performance, and executive coaching; international civil society organizations; and international affairs.

Kelcie Ralph, Assistant Professor; B.S., Alaska (Anchorage); M.E.P., Cambridge; M.C.D.S.S., London School of Economics; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)
Teaching and research interests include travel behaviors of special populations; and causes and consequences of the decline in driving among young adults.

William M. Rodgers III, Professor; B.A., Dartmouth College; M.A., California (Santa Barbara); M.A., Ph.D., Harvard
Teaching and research interests include causes and consequences of economic and social inequality; skills gaps and skills shortages; the impact of macroeconomic policy on labor market outcomes; the federal minimum wage; and food security.

Julia Sass Rubin, Associate Professor; A.B., Harvard (Radcliffe); M.B.A., A.M., Ph.D., Harvard
Teaching and research interests include community economic development; development finance; nonprofit and hybrid organizational forms; social enterprise; K-12 education policy; and nonprofit and grassroots advocacy.

Elizabeth Ryan, Executive in Residence, Master of Health Administration Program; B.A., Rutgers; J.D., Seton Hall Law
Teaching and research interests include health care management; health care operations; population health; and global health.

Hal Salzman, Professor and Senior Faculty Fellow, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development; B.A., California (Santa Cruz); M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis
Research interests include workforce development and labor markets; science and engineering workforce policy; socioeconomic analysis of Arctic communities and employment; effects of technological change; and low-wage workers, internal labor markets, and corporate restructuring.

Dona Schneider,
Professor; B.A., Trenton State College; M.A., Rutgers; M.P.H., Rutgers/UMDNJ; Ph.D., Rutgers
Teaching and research interests include health and policy issues facing American children and minorities; mortality and morbidity and high-risk behaviors; and the historical roots of epidemiology and public health.

Eric Seymour, Assistant Professor; B.A., Florida Atlantic; M.U.R.P., Florida; Ph.D., Michigan
Teaching and research interests include community development; housing; informatics; statistical research methods; and GIS.

Stuart Shapiro, Professor; Associate Dean of Faculty; B.S., Case Western Reserve; M.P.P., Ph.D., Harvard
Teaching and research interests include the regulatory process; cost-benefit analysis;  federal bureaucracy; regulatory reform; and policy analysis. 

Mi Shih, Associate Professor; B.S., M.S., National Taiwan; Ph.D., Rutgers
Teaching and research interests include international urbanization; land development and property rights; city redevelopment; and social protests and citizenship in China.

Michael Smart, Associate Professor; B.A., Yale; M.C.R.P., Pennsylvania; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)
Teaching and research interest include transportation; immigrant neighborhoods; LGBT neighborhoods; urban modeling; and GIS.

Piyushimita "Vonu" Thakuriah, Distinguished Professor and Dean, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; B.A., M.A., Dehli (India); M.U.P.P., Ph.D., Illinois (Chicago)
Teaching and research interests include smart, socially just, and sustainable transportation; automation and artificial intelligence; using "big data" to understand complex urban problems.

Jermaine Toney, Assistant Professor; B.A., St. Thomas; M.S., Ph.D., Milano - The New School
Teaching and research interests include applied microeconomics; socioeconomic and racial inequality; wealth and health disparities; and demography and family connections.

Carl E. Van Horn, Distinguished Professor; Director, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development; B.A., Pittsburgh; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State
Teaching and research interests include employment policy; economic development; education policy; state government and federalism; and policy analysis and evaluation.

Marc D. Weiner, Associate Research Professor; Associate Dean for Academic Administration; Executive Director, Undergraduate Programs; B.A., Syracuse; J.D., Widener; Ph.D., Rutgers
Teaching and research interests include research design and methodology; data analysis and modeling; survey research and companion techniques; risk perception and tolerance; and technology adoption dynamics.

Nancy Wolff, Distinguished Professor; Director, Bloustein Center for Survey Research; B.A., Ph.D., Iowa State
Teaching and research interests include health economics; public finance; and criminal justice.

Wenwen Zhang, Assistant Professor; B.E., Zhejiang (China); M.S., M.S., Ph.D., M.C.R.P., Georgia Institute of Technology
Teaching and research interests include urban land use and transportation interaction; innovative/disruptive transportation technology; urban modeling/simulation; sustainable development; data analytics and visualization in planning.

 
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