Faculty

Quantitative Methods

Amy E. Underhill Abruzzi, Ph.D, MPH, MLS, CPH, MCHES

Amy E. Underhill Abruzzi, Ph.D, MPH, MLS, CPH, MCHES

Dr. Abruzzi is an associate teaching professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy’s Public Health program. Dr. Abruzzi received her BA in Anthropology from Rutgers University- Rutgers College, and her MPH and PhD in Epidemiology from the...

Clinton J. Andrews, Ph.D.

Clinton J. Andrews, Ph.D.

Clinton J. Andrews is a professor, center director, and the associate dean for research at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University. He was educated at Brown and MIT in engineering and planning, and he worked previously in the...

Debra Borie-Holtz, Ph.D.

Debra Borie-Holtz, Ph.D.

Debra Borie-Holtz is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at the Bloustein School where she also received her master’s degree in Public Affairs and Politics and her doctorate in Planning and Public Policy. Borie-Holtz has been an instructor at Rutgers teaching writing,...

Andrea Hetling, Ph.D.

Andrea Hetling, Ph.D.

Andrea Hetling is a Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Dr. Hetling’s research interests focus on how public programs and policies can support economic well-being and financial stability among vulnerable...

Will Irving, MPP

Will Irving, MPP

Will Irving joined the Bloustein School as an Associate Professor of Practice in Fall 2023, returning to Rutgers following a 3-year stint as an economic policy and revenue analyst at the New Jersey Treasury. Prior to his work at Treasury, Will was for many years a...

Radha Jagannathan, Ph.D.

Radha Jagannathan, Ph.D.

Radha Jagannathan is a Professor of Statistics in the Urban Planning & Policy Development Program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Professor Jagannathan received a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and...

Jane E. Miller, Ph.D.

Jane E. Miller, Ph.D.

Jane E. Miller is a Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, where she also serves as the Faculty Mentoring Director and the Co-chair of the Teaching Evaluation and Mentoring Committee. Until 2019, she was a Research Professor at...

Fereydoun Nikpour, PhD

Fereydoun Nikpour, PhD

Fereydoun Nikpour holds a Ph.D. in Planning and Public Policy from Rutgers University and is a Professor of Teaching at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He holds a M.A. in Urban Development from The National University of Iran (NUI), and M.C.R.P. (Master...

Emily A. Parker, Ph.D.

Emily A. Parker, Ph.D.

Emily Parker, Ph.D. joined the Bloustein School as an Assistant Professor in 2023. She was formerly a NIA Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan in the Population Studies Center and received her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University....

Mark Paul, Ph.D.

Mark Paul, Ph.D.

Mark Paul, Ph.D. joined the Bloustein School as an assistant professor in September 2022. He is also a member of the Rutgers Climate Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research interests include understanding the...

Will Payne, Ph.D.

Will Payne, Ph.D.

Will Payne, Ph.D. joined the Bloustein School in September 2020. He received his PhD in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley, where he also was affiliated with the Berkeley Center for New Media, the Berkeley Food Institute, and the UC Berkeley Global...

Kelcie Ralph, Ph.D.

Kelcie Ralph, Ph.D.

Kelcie Ralph joined the Bloustein School from UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, where she studied the travel behavior of special populations. She earned her Ph.D. from UCLA, where her dissertation project evaluated the causes and consequences of the decline in...

Jim Samuel, Ph.D.

Jim Samuel, Ph.D.

Dr. Jim Samuel is an Associate Professor of Practice and Executive Director of the Informatics Program at Bloustein. He is an information and artificial intelligence (AI) scientist, with significant industry experience in finance, technology, entrepreneurship and data...

Eric Seymour, Ph.D.

Eric Seymour, Ph.D.

Eric Seymour, Ph.D. joined the Bloustein School in July 2019. He was most recently a postdoctoral research associate at Brown University’s Population Studies and Training Center, where he worked on the spatial demography of urban population loss. Prior to that, he...

Michael Smart, Ph.D.

Michael Smart, Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Smart is an associate professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. His research interests include the influence of social and spatial phenomena on individuals’ transportation decisions, with a particular interest in...

Jermaine Toney, Ph.D.

Jermaine Toney, Ph.D.

ON LEAVE, 2023-24 Jermaine Toney, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Bloustein School. He was selected to receive a 2023-2024 National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Fellowship on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Economic Outcomes. Professor Toney was a member...

Nancy Wolff, Ph.D.

Nancy Wolff, Ph.D.

Nancy Wolff, Ph.D., an economist and professor, joined the Bloustein faculty in 1992. Her research has increasingly focused on public policies and justice practices that influence the incarceration and rehabilitation of justice-involved people. In 1999, she was...

Wenwen Zhang, Ph.D.

Wenwen Zhang, Ph.D.

Wenwen Zhang, Ph.D. joined the Bloustein School in August 2020. She received her Ph.D. from Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning in 2017. She also earned Masters in City and Regional Planning, Civil Engineering, and Computational Science &...