Shourya Deb, Ph.D. Student

Shourjya Deb

My experience in the Rutgers-Camden Community Development Ph.D. has been enriching and fulfilling. The choice of elective courses is varied which enabled me to create a learning niche for myself building on the core requirements. The coursework has been instrumental in helping me grasp the nuances of conducting independent research while adding more tools to … Continue reading Shourya Deb, Ph.D. Student

Rasheda L. Weaver, Ph.D. 2017 – Assistant Professor of Community Entrepreneurship, University of Vermont

Rasheda Weaver

Graduating from the Public Affairs-Community Development PhD program at Rutgers University-Camden equipped me with the tools needed to both conduct research pertaining to community development and public policy, while also communicating that research to the communities it affects. For example, my research mainly focuses on the use of social enterprises (businesses that aim to address … Continue reading Rasheda L. Weaver, Ph.D. 2017 – Assistant Professor of Community Entrepreneurship, University of Vermont

Prentiss Dantzler, Ph.D. 2016 – Assistant Professor of Sociology, Colorado College

Prentiss Dantzler

The training I received at Rutgers-Camden in the Public Affairs program is unparalleled. My ability to work with faculty and researchers across disciplinary lines on issues facing marginalized communities was first developed at RUC. Having the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of faculty that work at the nexus of theory and practice has allowed me … Continue reading Prentiss Dantzler, Ph.D. 2016 – Assistant Professor of Sociology, Colorado College

Ashley Nickels, Ph.D. 2016 – Assistant Professor of Political Science – Kent State University

Ashley Nickels

The Public Affairs Ph.D. Rutgers-Camden focuses on community development and offers a great blend of academic rigor and practical learning. Rutgers supported my summer study at ICPSR, IQMR, and the learning community of faculty and peers encouraged independent as well as collaborative research that led to publications in well-regarded journals. Studying at Rutgers-Camden, above all … Continue reading Ashley Nickels, Ph.D. 2016 – Assistant Professor of Political Science – Kent State University

Lewis Bivona, Ph.D. student

Lewis Bivona

Working with DPPA faculty member Dr. Gloria Bonilla Santiago, Director of our Community Leadership Center, 2nd-year Ph.D. student Lewis “Lew” Bivona received research support from the Center to study sustainable urban agriculture first-hand in Cuba. While in Cuba, he assisted a team of Rutgers faculty in solidifying academic relationships and cross-cultural research opportunities as part … Continue reading Lewis Bivona, Ph.D. student

Thomas Dahan, Ph.D. student

Tomas Dahan

My work in higher education began in 2006, with a commitment to how universities can partner in substantive and productive ways with their communities and prepare their students for a life of civic engagement. I decided to pursue the PhD in Public Affairs at Rutgers University Camden because of the program’s emphasis in community development … Continue reading Thomas Dahan, Ph.D. student