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, Lew 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 of the Rutgers University/University of … Continue reading Lewis Bivona, Ph.D. Student

Thomas Dahan, Ph.D. 2019

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 and … Continue reading Thomas Dahan, Ph.D. 2019

Curtis M. Williams II, Ph.D. Student

Curtis Williams

Curtis M. Williams II earned a B.A. in History and African-American Studies and an M.S. in Public Affairs from Rutgers University-Camden.  He also holds an M.A. in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University, where his Master’s thesis was entitle, “Voices of Protest: Analyzing Controversial Speech in the Black Public Sphere.”  Prior to his … Continue reading Curtis M. Williams II, Ph.D. Student

Moira Cahill, MPA ’17

Moira Cahill Rutgers MPA

What made the MPA degree at Rutgers–Camden the right program for you? Logistically, the program at Rutgers-Camden was a perfect fit. Working full time in Philadelphia and volunteering several days per week as a full-time graduate student, commuting to Camden for conveniently timed classes suited my busy schedule. The location of campus also added an … Continue reading Moira Cahill, MPA ’17