skip to main content

Student Spotlight

We R Arts and Sciences: Joseph Harris

Joseph HarrisHe feels grateful that the university has given him an opportunity to gain knowledge in his field of interest. Read more ...

Contact Information

401 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102

Ms. Karen McGrath
(856) 225-6337; fax: -6559
karenmcg@camden.rutgers.edu

Urban Studies:
Ms. Lisa Alston
(856) 225-2936; fax: -6085
la266@camden.rutgers.edu

Home » Faculty/Staff » Faculty

Faculty

Brandi Blessett

Office: 401 Cooper Street, Rm 301

Phone: (856) 225-6079

Degree School: Old Dominion University
Field of Degree: Ph.D. Urban Policy
Position:  Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Public Administration

Research Interests:  administrative responsibility, health disparities, and urban inequality

Courses: Urban & Regional Revitalization Policy, Human Resources Mangement, Community Development Colloquium

 

Gloria Bonilla-Santiago

Office: 501 Cooper St.

Phone: (856) 225-6348

Degree School: City University of New York
Field of Degree: Ph.D. Sociology
Position: Board of Governors Service Professor of Public Policy and Administration, and Director, Community Leadership Center

Research Interests: leadership, school leadership and partnerships, charter schools, communities and poverty, children and families, early childhood and literacy, migration and migrant workers, women and leadership

Courses: Organizational Behavior, Leadership and Communication Skills, Managerial Skills, Foundations of Policy Analysis, Urban Practicum, Directed Study, Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement in Schools, History and Theory of Community Development

 

Picture of Dr. ChevrierMarie Isabelle Chevrier

Office: 401 Cooper Street, Rm 201

Phone: (856) 225-2973

Degree School: Harvard University
Field of Degree: Ph.D. Public Policy
Position: Professor of Public Policy and Administration and Department Chair

Research Interests: arms control, chemical and biological weapons policy, international negotiations, conflict and conflict resolution

Courses: International Negotiations, International Conflict and Conflict Resolution, Negotiations for Effective Management, Public Management

 

Stephen DanleyStephen Danley

Office: 401 Cooper Street, Rm 202

Phone: (856) 225-6343

Degree School: University of Oxford, Nuffield College
Field of Degree: D.Phil. Social Policy
Position: Assistant Professor Public Policy and Administration

Research Interests: local knowledge, informal organizations, local networks, urban neighborhoods, urban policy, New Orleans, Camden, Philadelphia

Courses: Local Knowledge: City Policy in New Orleans and Camden, International Economic Development, Qualitative Research Methods, Camden and the Greater Philadelphia Region

 

Maureen DonaghyMaureen M. Donaghy

Office: 401 Cooper Street, Rm 109

Phone: (856) 225-6131

Degree School: University of Colorado
Field of Degree: Ph.D. Political Science 
Position: Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy (joint appointment)

Research Interests: development and civil society, with an emphasis on participatory governance, urban politics and Latin America

Courses: International Economic Development, Colloquium on Poverty Alleviation Strategies, IPSD Capstone

 

Richard A. Harris

Office: Cooper Street, Rm 106

Phone: (856) 225-6339

Degree School: University of Pennsylvania
Field of Degree: Ph.D. Political Science
Position: Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Administration (joint appointment)

Research Interests: government/business relations, regulatory policy, environmental policy

Courses: Foundations of Policy Analysis, Law and Public Policy, Environmental Policy, Regulatory Policy, Logic of Social Inquiry

 

Gwendolyn Harris

Office: 411 Cooper Street

Phone: (856) 225-6566

Degree School: Rutgers University
Field of Degree: Ph.D. Urban Planning
Position: Executive Director of Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs

Research Interests: local government, and community development

Courses: Research Workshop and Planning Municipal Services

 

Michael HayesMichael Hayes

Office: 401 Cooper Street, Rm 208

Phone: (856) 225-6561

Degree School:  American University
Field of Degree:
 Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy
Position: Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration

Research Interests: Public Finance and Budgeting, Education Finance and Policy, Public Management, Tax Policy 

Courses: Foundations of Policy Analysis, Financial Management of Public Programs 

 

Paul Jargowsky

Office: 321 Cooper Street

Phone: (856) 225-2729

Degree School:  Harvard University
Field of Degree:  Ph.D. Public Policy
Position:  Professor of Public Policy, and Director, Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE)

Research Interests: inequality, geographic concentration of poverty, residential segregation by race and class, educational attainment and economic mobility 

Courses:  Economics, Sociology, Social Policy, Quantitative Methods

 

Margo Kaplankaplan

Office: 217 N 5th Street, Rm E419 (Law School)

Phone: (856) 225-6959

Degree School: New York University; Harvard University
Field of Degree: J.D., Masters in Public Administration
Position: Assistant Professor of Law and Public Policy (joint appointment with Rutgers-Camden School of Law)

Research Interests: law and public policy related to health, sex, and sexuality; criminal law; LGBTQ law and policy; feminism and the law

Courses: Health Law, Policy and Community

 

Shoko Katokaplan

Office: 227 Penn Street , Rm 254 (Business School)

Phone: (856) 225-6717

Degree School: Syracuse University
Field of Degree: Ph.D. Management
Position: Assistant Professor of Management

Research Interests: Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship

Courses: Business Policy, Social Entrepreneurship, Introduction to Entrepreneurship

 

Patrice M. Mareschal

Office: 401 Cooper Street, Rm 305

Phone: (856) 225-6859

Degree School: University of Oklahoma

Field of Degree: Ph.D. Political Science
Position: Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration

Research Interests: conflict resolution, labor unions, public policy

Courses: Labor Management Relations, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Ethics In Government, Research Methods, Foundations of Policy Analysis, Colloquium in Conflict Resolution, Colloquium in Program Evaluation

Angie McGuireAngie McGuire

Office: 401 Cooper Street, Rm 210

Phone: (732) 932-6998 EXT:603

Degree School:  Rutgers University

Field of Degree: Ph.D., Public Administration
Position: MPA Graduate Program Director and  Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Adminstration

Research Interests: economic development, local government

Courses: Public & Nonprofit Management, Research Workshop, Leadership & Communication

 

Lorraine C. Minnite

Office: 321 Cooper Street, Rm 301

Phone: (856) 225-2526

Degree School: City University of New York
Field of Degree: Ph.D. Political Science
Position:  Associate Professor of Public Policy and Director, Undergraduate Urban Studies Program

Research Interests:  inequality and poverty; American and urban politics and policy; voting rights; social movements; race, ethnicity and class; immigration

Courses: Foundations of Policy Analysis, Politics of Community Development, Alternative Development Strategies for Distressed Cities, Poverty and the Urban Environment, Research Workshop

 

Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn

Office: 321 Cooper Street, Rm 302

Phone: (856) 225-6353

Degree School: University of Texas at Dallas
Field of Degree:
Ph.D. Public Policy and Political Economy
Position: Assistant Professor of Public Policy 

Research Interests: inequality, preferences for redistribution, urban and rural issues, cultural, values and religion, happiness, quality of life, life satisfaction  

Courses: Quantitative Methods 1 and 2, Research Methods, Urban and Regional Economic Development, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

 

Beth Rabinowitz

Office: 401 Cooper Street, Rm 101

Phone: (856) 225-2971

Degree School:  University of California, Berkeley
Field of Degree:  Ph.D. Political Science
Position:  Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Administration (joint appointment)

Research Interests:  regime strategies and political stability in sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on rural alliances

Courses:  African Politics, Comparative Politics, International Development

 

Joseph G. Serico

Office: 401 Cooper Street, Rm 205

Phone: (856) 225-6057

Degree School: Temple University
Field of Degree: Ed.D. Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Position: Instructor, Public Policy and Administration

Research Interests: educational administration, leadership, and information technology

Courses: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Education, Supervision of Instruction, Education Law and School Finance, Educational Policy and Leadership, Developing Curriculum for Deep Learning, Internship, and Public Management Information Systems

 

Natasha O. Tursi

Office: 321 Cooper Street

Phone: (856) 225-6797

Degree School: Rutgers University
Field of Degree: Ph.D. Public Policy
Position: Associate Director, Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE), and Lecturer

Research Interests: housing and poverty

Courses: Housing Policy, Poverty and Urban Environment

 

Associate Faculty

Louis Bezich, M.P.P.
Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Cooper University Health Care
Lecturer, Rutgers-Camden

Stephanie Bush-Baskette, Esq., Ph.D.
Lecturer
Rutgers-Camden

Raphael J. Caprio, Ph.D.
University Professor
Rutgers University

Gayle Christiansen
Program Coordinator, Education Outreach, Office of Civic Engagement
Rutgers-Camden

Suzanne Dayanim, Ph.D.
Associate Faculty
Rutgers-Camden

Sean Hadley, J.D.
Associate Director of Government Relations, N.J.E.A.
Lecturer, Rutgers-Camden

Joyce A. Howell, Esq.
Senior Assistant Regional Counsel, U.S. E.P.A., Region III
Lecturer, Rutgers-Camden

Kathleen L. Kirvan, J.D.
Lecturer
Rutgers-Camden 

Bil Leipold, Ed.D.
Associate Dean
Rutgers School of Criminal Justice

Kathleen L. Kirvan, J.D.
Lecturer
Rutgers-Camden

Sarah McLaughlin 
Lecturer
Rutgers Camden

Patricia Nolfi, Ed.D
Lecturer
Rutgers-Camden

Dorothy Olshfski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Public Administration
Rutgers Continuing Studies, Center for Executive Leadership in Government

Angel M. Osorio, J.D.
Lecturer, Urban Studies
Rutgers-Camden

Alan Zalkind
Director, Rutgers University Center for Government Services
Rutgers Continuing Studies, Center for Executive Leadership in Government