Brandi Blessett
Office:
401 Cooper St., Room 301
Phone: (856) 225-6079
Web: blessett.camden.rutgers.edu

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
Web: bonilla-santiago.camden.rutgers.edu

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: Leadership and Communication Skills, Directed Study, Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement in Schools, Theory and History of Community Development

Melanie BowersMelanie Bowers
Office:
401 Cooper St.
Phone:
(856) 225-6070
Web: melaniebowers.weebly.com/

Degree School: Michigan State University
Field of Degree: Ph.D. Political Science

Position: Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Administration (joint appointment)

Research Interests: urban and minority politics and policy in the United States

Courses: Immigrants and Community Development, Urban and Regional Economic Development

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Marie Isabelle Chevrier
Office:
401 Cooper St., Room 201
Phone: (856) 225-2973
Web: chevrier.camden.rutgers.edu

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

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 St., Room 202
Phone: (856) 225-6343
Web: danley.camden.rutgers.edu

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 St., Room 109
Phone: (856) 225-6131
Web: donaghy.camden.rutgers.edu

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, Introduction to Global Urbanization

Richard A. Harris
Office:
Cooper St., Room 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, Research Design

Gwendolyn Harris
Office:
411 Cooper St.
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, Administraton and Planning of Municipal Services

Michael HayesMichael Hayes
Office:
401 Cooper St., Room 208
Phone: (856) 225-6561
Web: hayes.camden.rutgers.edu

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 St.
Phone: (856) 225-2729
Web: jargowsky.camden.rutgers.edu

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: Quantitative Methods I, Quantitative Methods II, Limited and Categorical Dependent Variables

Shoko Katokaplan
Office:
227 Penn Street , Room 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: Planning, Markets and Community Development, Business Policy, Social Entrepreneurship, Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Patrice M. Mareschal
Office:
401 Cooper St., Room 305
Phone: (856) 225-6859
Web: mareschal.camden.rutgers.edu

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 Public and Nonprofit Sectors, Research Methods, Foundations of Policy Analysis, Colloquium in Conflict Resolution, Colloquium in Program Evaluation

Angie McGuireAngie McGuire
Office:
401 Cooper St., Room 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 and Nonprofit Management, Research Workshop, Leadership & Communication

Lorraine C. Minnite
Office:
321 Cooper St., Room 301
Phone: (856) 225-2526
Web: minnite.camden.rutgers.edu

Degree School: City University of New York
Field of Degree: Ph.D. Political Science
Position: Associate Professor of Public Policy, Director of PhD Program, and Department Chair

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 St., Room 302
Phone: (856) 225-6353
Web: https://sites.google.com/site/adamokuliczkozaryn/

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 I, Quantitative Methods II, Research Methods, Urban and Regional Economic Development, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Beth Rabinowitz
Office:
401 Cooper St., Room 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: International Economic Development, Logic of Social Inquiry, Urbanization in the Developing World

Joseph G. Serico
Office:
401 Cooper St., Room 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. Fletcher
Office:
321 Cooper St.
Phone: (856) 225-6797
Web: tursi.camden.rutgers.edu

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

Adjunct Faculty

Louis Bezich, M.P.P.
Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Cooper University Health Care
Lecturer, MPA Program

Raphael J. Caprio, Ph.D .
University Professor
Lecturer, EMPA Program

Gayle Christiansen, M.C.P.
Program Manager, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
Lecturer, Urban Studies Program

Sean Hadley, J.D.
Associate Director of Government Relations, N.J.E.A.
Lecturer, MPA Program

Patricia Nolfi, Ed.D
Lecturer, EMPA Program

Luis Olivieri, M.S.
Director of GIS, Hopeworks ‘N Camden
Lecturer, Urban Studies Program

Angel Osorio, J.D.
CEO, Camden District Council Collaborative Board
Lecturer, Urban Studies Program  

Michael Schwebel, Ph.D.
Community Resiience and Climate Adaptation Specialist, Monmouth University and New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium
Lecturer, Urban Studies Program

Alan Zalkind
Director, Rutgers University Center for Government Services
Lecturer, EMPA Program

Staff

Karen McGrath
Department Administrator
401 Cooper St., Camden NJ 08102
Phone: (856) 225-6337
karenmcg@camden.rutgers.edu